History Australia Issue 21.1 Out Now!

Issue 21.1 of History Australia has been published online and in print! This special issue, on the theme of ‘Ruptured Histories: Australia, China, Japan’, was edited by guest editors Sophie Loy-Wilson and Andrew Levidis. Original research articles include:

Nathan Gardner, ‘Histories of Chinese and Japanese residents challenging the White Australia Policy, 1945–1960: making the ordinary extraordinary’

Sarah May Comley, ‘Collaborative famine relief: Chinese and British responses to the North China Famine from Melbourne, Victoria’

Tess Gardner, ‘“Our friends the Chinese”: Australian advisers and images of China in the world wars’

Fangcheng ‘Frank’ Yuan, ‘Strictly unofficial business: Australia’s trade policy towards the People’s Republic of China, 1951 to 1966’

Cindy Zhu, ‘Celebrating Lunar New Year in modern Australia’

The issue includes the following Landmark Histories contributions:

Agnieszka Sobocinska, ‘Orienting Australia: David Walker’s Anxious Nation in the historiographies of Australia and Asia’

David Walker, ‘Orienting Australia: response by David Walker’

This special issue was featured on ABC Sydney, ‘Afternoons’ with James Valentine. You can listen to Sophie Loy-Wilson’s discussion with James here.

Issue 21.1 also includes reviews by Joshua Black, Paul Turnbull, Samuel Furphy, Stephen Wilks, Lyndon Megarrity, Peter Monteath, Mia Martin Hobbs, Tanya Evans, and Peter Hobbins.

Print subscriptions should arrive in the mail soon. Access online by logging in to the AHA website.

Access the issue here