Publication Details

Ouyang, Y. 2011, 'A century of Oz lit in China: A critical overview (1906-2008)', Antipodes: a North American journal of Australian literature, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 65-71.


This pap er seeks to examine the dissemination, reception and perception of Australian literature in China from 1906 to 2008 by providing a historical background for its first arrival in China as a literature undistinguished from English or American literature, then as part of a ruoxiao minzu wenxue (weak and small nation literature) in the early 1930s, its rise as interest grew in Communist and proletarian writings in the 1950s and 1960s, and its spread and growth from the end of the Cultural Revolution in 1976 across all genres, culminating in its present unprecedented flourishing.