From Cantonese sausage on the goldfields, to mid-century sweet and sour pork, to today’s delicate xiao long bao, Chinese food in Australia has come a long way.
Stating that COVID-19 is a “Chinese” disease, dehumanizes and reinforces well-worn stereotypes of Chinese people as the “yellow peril.”
Fear of COVID-19 has sparked some to react with violent racism towards Asian Americans and Canadians. This is not the first time fear of disease has led to outbreaks of violent anti-Asian racism.
The Trump administration recently announced a plan to curb counterfeiting on websites and at ports of entry. But what’s missing is the role consumers play in supporting this criminal activity.
Chinatown Haymarket has emerged as an evolving site where Asian urban modernity is introduced into Sydney.
This highly-stylised slice of the Orient was originally a defence against racism.
The influence of London’s Chinatown is declining, but Chinese wealth is bringing far greater change to the city’s modern skyline.