Author Archive for: ‘Olivia Khoo’

Film in South East Asia: Views from the Region

David Hanan (ed), Film in South East Asia: Views from the Region. Hanoi: SEAPAAVA (South East Asia-Pacific Audio Visual Archive Association), 2001. ISBN: 0 642 705 1 7 320pp AuS$40.00 (pb) (Review copy supplied by SEAPAAVA) Uploaded 20 September 2002 David Hanan’s edited collection, Film in South East Asia: Views from the Region, provides an important first anthology on the largely …

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Tokens of Exchange, or The Cook, The Thief, The Wife and Lover: Marginal Asian Characters in 1920s Australian Cinema

Since Australia’s film renaissance from the mid-1970s, there have been numerous films featuring Asian characters in both leading and marginal roles. This paper traces the historical representation of Asian characters in Australian feature films, focusing on films from the 1920s as establishing some of the earliest tropes that have persisted through to contemporary examples. Character types—from the cook to the …

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