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Published 1 May 1985 in Volume 12 No. 1. Subjects: Australian drama, Racial identity - Literary portrayal, Stereotypes.
Cite as: Fitzpatrick, Peter. ‘Asian Stereotypes in Recent Australian Plays.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 12, no. 1, 1985. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.843c2d7269.
An overview of recent poetry and prose of Asian-Australian writers as they perform an artistic ‘about-face’ to reflect on racialised depictions of minority ethnicities.
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