Chinese in Australian Fiction, 1888–1988

by Ouyang Yu

About Ouyang Yu

Ouyang Yu graduated from La Trobe University with a doctoral degree in Australian literature and has had thirty-seven Chinese and English books published in the field of fiction, poetry, literary translation, and literary criticism since his arrival in Australia in 1991.

His literary awards include his first English novel, The Eastern Slope Chronicle (2002, Brandl & Schlesinger, Sydney) being shortlisted for the 2003 NSW Premier’s Awards and winning the Festival Award for Innovation in Writing in the 2004 Adelaide Bank Festival of Arts). His book of English poetry, Foreign Matter (2003, Otherland Publishing, Melbourne), also won the 2003 Fast Books Prize for Best Poetry in Australia.

Dr. Yu is professor of Australian literature and director of Australian Studies Centre in the English Department, School of Foreign Languages and Literature, Wuhan University, China, as well as visiting professor at Institute of Comparative Literature and Comparative Culture, Nanjing University, China. He was also a writing fellow with Australian National University, Australian Defence Force Academy and University of Canberra in Canberra, Australia.


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