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New Zealand's China experience : its genesis, triumphs, and occasional moments of less than complete success

Author: Chris Elder
Publisher: Wellington [N.Z.] : Victoria University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Mixed form : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"New Zealand's China Experience collects fiction, poetry, personal accounts, historical narrative, anecdotes, transcribed oral narratives, newspaper articles and more, all bearing in one way or another on New Zealand perceptions of China and contacts with China and the Chinese. New Zealand's China Experience is richly illustrated with photographs, paintings, posters, cartoons and more. Highlights include photographs  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Elder
ISBN: 9780864738370 0864738374
OCLC Number: 823121815
Notes: "Collects fiction, poetry, personal accounts, historical episodes, anecdotes, transcribed oral narratives, newspaper articles and more, all bearing in one way or another on New Zealand perceptions of China and contacts with China and the Chinese"--Jacket flap.
Description: 256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: A new beginning / Hon. Joe Walding --
Commissioner Bigge's report / John Thomas Bigge --
Captain William Anglem / Basil Howard --
Illustrious energy / Leon Narby and Martin Edmond --
Stone-horse Village / Rev. Alexander Don --
Two Poems / Alison Wong --
Tents and huts / Rev. Alexander Don --
National characteristics / Rev. Alexander Don --
Chinee Johnee / Thomas Bracken --
Asiatics Restriction Bill / Proceedings of the House of Representatives --
That heathen Chinee / The Press --
The fungus king / The Feilding Star --
The missionary explorer / J. Huston Edgar --
Open tender / G.L. Meredith --
The Government and the yellow peril / Andre Siegfried --
Jade taniwha / Jenny Bol Jun Lee --
Primary care / Dr H.B. Turbott --
A Chinese newspaper / William Quinn --
Where life is cheap / The Dominion --
Seeking a name / Alison Wong --
The factory inspector / Rewi Alley --
The city of Peking / The Press --
The twelfth of December / James Bertram --
Chinese pottery / T.A. McCormack --
New life for China / George Shepherd --
Missionary zeal / Katherine Hall --
The way to Yenan / James Bertram --
A letter from Shanghai / Robin Hyde --
Two poems / Robin Hyde --
Shirtsleeves diplomacy / Auckland Star --
Big city life / Joseph Needham --
The refugee's story / Lam-Lau Yuet-Sin --
Chinese immigrants / George Hunter McNeur --
Three poems / Chris Tse --
Wartime China / Agnes Moncrieff --
A New Zealand Guangyin / Rita Angus --
Gee Hong's war / Imogen Neale --
Famine in Hunan / George Silk --
Mandarin summer / Fiona Kidman --
More about Keri Keri / Reginald T. Waters --
Sheep can fly / Colin Morrison --
Desert hospital / Barbara Spencer --
New Zealand representation / Colin Morrison --
Squaring the circle / Alister McIntosh --
The village of Nam Hu Chu / Margaret Garland --
The communist speaks / James K. Baxter --
Red China on the march / Tom Hutchins --
A pioneer trader / Ron Howell --
The Chinese earth / Keith Buchanan --
A cloak for Mao / Ramai Haywood --
The May Day Celebration / James Cameron and Brian Brake --
Workers of the world / V.G. Wilcox --
For the record --
Letter to a Chinese poet / Ruth Dallas --
'Banned by tides . . .' / Keith Buchanan --
Courtenay Place / Kerry Ann Lee --
Establishing diplomatic relations --
Six chapters from Old School Life / Paul Clark --
Sleeping with the panda / Bryce Harland --
Third Younger Uncle / James Ng --
Ode to the Eight Immortals / C.K. Stead --
With you in charge ... --
He Pakiaka --
Time to go / Mervyn Cull --
Geographical footnote / Anon --
Writer Liu / Mo Zhi Hong --
Two poems / Diana Bridge --
A particular occasion / John Needham --
An apology / Rt. Hon. Helen Clark --
One man's meat / Mervyn Cull --
Xia Yu / Tze Ming Mok --
First pass under heaven / Nathan Hoturoa Gray --
Chopsticks / Sarah Laing --
The city god / Paula Morris --
The way ahead / Rt. Hon. John Key.
Responsibility: edited by Chris Elder.

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"New Zealand's China Experience collects fiction, poetry, personal accounts, historical narrative, anecdotes, transcribed oral narratives, newspaper articles and more, all bearing in one way or another on New Zealand perceptions of China and contacts with China and the Chinese. New Zealand's China Experience is richly illustrated with photographs, paintings, posters, cartoons and more. Highlights include photographs by Brian Brake, George Silk and Tom Hutchins, and three works by the contemporary artist Kerry Ann Lee. New Zealand's China Experience is published to mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between New Zealand and China in December 1972"--Boomerangbooks.com.au.

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