These ten essays from a range of different authors and perspectives explore how the burgeoning Asian population of New Zealand is affecting our understanding of Asia and altering the way we see our own identity. Five chapters consider historical links between New Zealand and some Asian countries; five look at Asian aspects of contemporary kiwi culture, from the Indonesian gamelan, Indian identity, Muslim traditions as exemplified in the ‘burqa’ case, to Chinese and Korean use of the media. The book is a thoughtful and illuminating discussion of the rapidly changing, creative and dynamic multi-cultural society in which we now live.
Publication date: 2007-03-09
Number of pages: 294
Non-fiction, New Zealand, NZ History