This article outlines the issues and concerns in a case study of Chinese News Digest web site (www.cnd.org). The study represents the initial phase of a three-year project, which is concerned with the relationships between media, narration and post-national identities in the contexts of Chinese communities now living in Australia, Southeast Asia and North America. The case study examines the relationship between cyber technology and potentially new ways of imagining the nation. The article also outlines the author's paradigm shift as a migrant to show that one's intellectual journey is necessarily is related to one's personal journey, and the direction of one's intellectual work is (and should be) more often than not driven and navigated by the fear and desire, joy and anxiety of ourselves as individuals.
Recommended CitationWanning, S., Diaspora online and postnational Chineseness, Asia Pacific Media Educator, 4, 1998, 106-114.