In Conversation: Chinese Australian Memories and Stories
Oral history is an important research tool for discovering the history of the Chinese community in New South Wales. Join scholars Aliza Chin and Juanita Kwok, as they discuss the benefits and the drawbacks of oral history research.
Special guest Margaret Yung Kelly, President of the Australia- China Friendship Society NSW Inc, will share some of her stories growing up in Shanghai during the 1930s, and her life in Australia since the 1950s.
Aliza Chin is a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) graduate from the University of Sydney. Her thesis studied the effects of the 1989 Tiananmen Square incident on the Sydney Chinese Community.
Juanita Kwok is a doctoral student at Charles Sturt University, and her PhD thesis examines the history of the Chinese in Bathurst from 1849 to 1953.