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Published 1 May 1982 in Volume 10 No. 3. Subjects: Asia, Australian identity, Literary portrayal, Place & identity.
Cite as: Tiffin, Helen. ‘Asia, Europe and Australian Identity : The Novels of Christopher Koch.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 10, no. 3, 1982. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.d02e6a857c.
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