22 May 2007

Book News: Ouyang Yu's New Book Due Out Soon

Bias: offensively Chinese/Australian, is a collection of essays by Ouyang Yu, newly released by Otherland Publishing (limited edition of 200 copies).

315 pages long with a full-colour cover, the book is divided into eight sections, with critical articles on Australian and Chinese poetry, Australian literature, writings in the Chinese diaspora, cultural and linguistic identities, literary translations, Australian/Chinese reciprocal representations, one interview and selected reviews of Ouyang Yu and his works, as well as an extensive Selected Bibliography on works by and on Ouyang Yu.

Among these articles originally published in Australia and overseas, there is the earliest piece Ouyang wrote in English in 1992 and other provocative pieces such as ‘Absence Asia: What’s Wrong with Australian Poetry?’ and ‘Let’s Eat Chinese’.

Copies will be numbered and signed.

For your information, the title is based on Joseph Furphy’s well-known remark: Temper: Democratic. Bias: Offensively Australian.

To order a copy, priced at $54.95 plus postage ($4.50 for Victoria, $6.50 for other states and $8.50 for overseas), all in Australian dollars, please fill the following form:

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You can also directly send a cheque made payable to Ouyang Yu, at the following address:

P. O. Box 200
Kingsbury 3083
VIC, Australia

Please add $10.00 for institutional purchasers.

For more information, visit www.ouyangyu.com.au