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Anxious nation : Australia and the rise of Asia, 1850-1939

Author: David Walker
Publisher: St. Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, 1999.
Series: UQP Australian studies.
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"From the late nineteenth century the Asianisation of Australia has sparked anxious comment. The great catcheries of the day - 'the awakening East', 'the yellow peril', 'populate or perish' - had a direct bearing on how Australians viewed their future. Anxious Nation provides a full and fascinating account of Australia's complex engagement with Asia."--Jacket.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Walker, David, 1945-
Anxious nation.
St. Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, 1999
(OCoLC)647393312
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Walker
ISBN: 0702231312 9780702231315
OCLC Number: 42207037
Description: xv, 312 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The Antique Orient --
3. Blood, Race and the Raj --
4. One Hundred Work as One --
5. The Enchanted Island --
6. Trade with the East --
7. Pacific Visitors --
8. The Invasion Narrative --
9. Beware the Empty North --
10. Lilies and Dragons --
11. Taking the Heat --
12. Space Becomes Place --
13. The Evil Doctor --
14. The Blood Tells --
15. Money for Jam --
16. Pacific Citizens --
17. Conclusion.
Series Title: UQP Australian studies.
Responsibility: David Walker.
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"From the late nineteenth century the Asianisation of Australia has sparked anxious comment. The great catcheries of the day - 'the awakening East', 'the yellow peril', 'populate or perish' - had a direct bearing on how Australians viewed their future. Anxious Nation provides a full and fascinating account of Australia's complex engagement with Asia."--Jacket.

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