Australia is Not Being Invaded

Content warning: genocide, murder; contains spoilers about the novel Bruny by Heather Rose In the 2019 novel Bruny, Tasmanian author Heather Rose proposes a scenario where the entire state is sold to the Chinese. The Tasmanian population is then exiled to Bruny Island, off the southeast coast of Tasmania. Although the author describes this narrative … more

Telling the China story in Australia: Why we need racial literacy

A combination of increasing polarisation and rising racism have intensified discussions about what constitutes racist speech, and the relevance of racism to discussions about China in Australia. In order to answer these questions, we need to improve our understanding of what racism is and how it works in Australia.  A rise in anti-Asian attacks followed … more