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Identity & Belonging: Growing up Asian in Australia Print Page

Growing Up Asian Resources

TSSM - English Context Summary Notes “Exploring issues of identity and belonging”

Wikispaces - Growing Up Asian in Australia: This wiki has access to numerous resources including studies notes and interviews with Alice Pung.


Asian Immigration to Australia

Asian Migration a tour de force - The Sydney Morning Herald. - this article discusses Asian migration to Australia. 

Asian migration to Australia - article from the Asian Century Institute website

Timeline: Australia's Immigration Policy - SBS, 2013


Self Image


Culture and Racism

What is Culture? - this website discusses the meaning and layers of culture.

About Racism? - this website has a definition of racism and discusses the role of racism in Australia.


Author Alice Pung on growing up as an Asian-Australian and how things are changing.


Asian Stereotypes

Immigration Museum of Victoria: Identity: yours, mine, ours offers students, teachers and schools opportunities to reflect on what it means to be part of various communities in the 21st century, whether family, local, national or global.

Top 10 Common Asian Stereotypes

17 Asian Australians that are making waves and breaking stereotypes


Articles about Belonging & Identity

  • Don't deny our Australian Identity
    This article by Kevin Donnelly focuses on Australia Day, and what it means to celebrate Australia Day and analyses what it means to be an Australian in 2013.

    The Drum ABC, 23 January 2013.
  • Stuck in the Middle
    This is an article written by Tom Langshaw, a young Australian who has recently returned from overseas travel. He believes that people found him to be an 'unlikely representative' of an Australian and analyses his own cultural identity and belief about what it means to be 'Australian'.

    Vibe Wire, 6th February, 2012.
  • Like it or not, we're more diverse than ever this Australia Day
    This article written by Bob Birrell, a researcher at Monash University focuses on the changing faces of Australia, a tale of two cities and nation divided in regards to the celebration of Australia Day and what it means to be Australian.

    Vibe Wire, 31st January, 2013.

Alice Pung Homepage

On the Alice Pung homepage you will find information about the author, her books and links to resources for students and teachers.

These resouces include:


Writers Talk Alice Pung: Cultural Perspective


The Wheeler Centre - Texts in the City: Growing Up Asian in Australia


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