This topic develops teachers' awareness of the contemporary literatures of a range of Asian countries and also Asia-Australia literature. The topic introduces participants to ways of analysing and deconstructing stereotypes of Asia and Australia. In this context it looks at images of Asian peoples and cultures portrayed by non-Asians in literature as well as Asian images of non-Asian peoples and cultures. Examples can include Asian/Australian narratives about migration and flight; and narratives of biculturalism by Australians of Asian background.
This topic aims to:
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