Crouching Bananas Hidden Tiger Conference 2005

Archive of papers from: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Bananas (2005)


Title:Participating in Local Government Politics
Author:Peter Chin
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Title:Chinese New Zealand Oral History Foundation
Author:Pepe Choong
Abstract:FORUM 2 Research - Peeling Bananas: Adding to the footprint of Chinese New Zealand history.
 
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Title:Chinese Managers and Leaders
Author:Welly Choy
Abstract:FORUM 6 Inspirational Achievers - Cool Bananas Making Mother proud.
 
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Title:Mapping A Path for Our Future
Author:James Kember
Abstract:Speaking in a personal capacity, James Kember will focus on the sixth theme of the conference: Mapping a Path for Our Futureî. He will trace some of the recent main changes in New Zealandís evolving relationships with the countries of Asia, and the changing economic environment in which New Zealand now operates, and will suggest that as part of the connectedness with Asia, the time is ripe for a greater role for Chinese New Zealanders in participating in New Zealandís global worth. If, as census figures indicate, ethnic Asian population numbers do increase 145% from 270,000 to 670,000 between 2001-2021, so that 15% of people here identify themselves as Asian, will that be reflected proportionately amongst the entrepreneurs and others engaging in economic and other relationships with the countries of the Asia-Pacific region?
 
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Title:How do we work with the Treaty of Waitangi?
Author:Colin Knox
Abstract:This speech was delivered in Forum 8, Living Together - Banana Smoothies at 2.30pm on Sunday, 5 June 2005
 
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Title:How do we work with the Treaty of Waitangi?
Author:Colin Knox
Abstract:This Powerpoint presentation was shown in conjunction with the paper at 2.30pm on Sunday,5 June 2005.
 
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Title:Banana in a Nutshell
Author:Roseanne Liang
Abstract:FORUM 6 Inspirational Achievers - Cool Bananas Making Mother proud.
 
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Title:Race You There
Author:Tze Ming Mok
Abstract:This is a recent award winning paper written by Tze Ming who is a columnist and writer and an occasional activist. She will be speaking in Forum 8 - Living Together.
 
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Title:Going Bananas
Author:Tze Ming Mok
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Title:Post-Conference report
Author:Nigel Murphy
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Title:Poll Tax & Otrher Anti-Chinese Legislation
Author:Nigel Murphy
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Title:Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust
Author:James Ng
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Title:The First Four Chinese Generations in NZ
Author:James Ng
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Title:Otago Sources for Chinese History Research
Author:James Ng
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Title:Chinatown Girl
Author:Eva Ng
Abstract:My Story, CHINATOWN GIRL, the Diary of Silvey Chan, Auckland 1942 is a book being launched at the Welcome Reception at Auckland Central Library at 6.30pm on Friday, 3 June 2005.

Eva Wong Ng has written a number of books about the Chinese communities around New Zealand and the history of the immigration from China beginning in the gold-rush days. This is the Dunedin author's first novel for children.
 

In Auckland, in 1942 there was an area of the city known as Chinatown in lower Greys Avenue. Here the descendants of the Chinese miners and market gardeners gathered together to maintain their culture and provide a sense of community.

New Zealand is at war when Silvey starts her diary, but for Silvey this is just a backdrop to the main issues of her world - the closure of her school and the arrival of Chinese - American soldiers.
 
Title:Greys Avenue & the Auckland Chinese Scene - 1890 to 1960s
Author:Eva Ng
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Title:My Life as an Architect & Art Collector
Author:Ron Sang
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Title:Life Experiences of a Deaf Chinese Person
Author:Angela Sew Hoy
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Title:Global Bananas, Traditional Tigers - The Century of China & the Chinese
Author:Paul Spoonley
Abstract:New Zealandís history has been dominated by its cultural and economic connections with Britain. The result was an embracing monoculturalism domestically, a limited engagement with non-Europeans internationally and an appalling record in terms of the treatment of those non-British migrants who made it to New Zealand. While some changes were obvious since 1945, and especially after 1972, the most significant have occurred in the last twenty years. The presence of Chinese communities also herald a shift globally. By mid-century, China will be the dominant global economy. If trade is aggregated for overseas Chinese, it represents the third largest economy globally. And China is the most important talent pool for those countries wanting to recruit immigrants or students. This is the Chinese century.

For New Zealand, both host communities and the various Chinese Communities (host and recent arrivals), the challenges are exciting and novel. New Zealand has one of the highest proportions of overseas born. It has explored biculturalism but has yet to develop a workable multiculturalism. It is home to anti-immigrant/anti-Asian politics and views but is also very welcoming. How should we discuss and decide on this multicultural future?
 
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Title:Chinese New Zealanders
Author:Paul Spoonley
Abstract:This article was published in the online version of The NZ Herald on Saturday, 4 June 2005 as a background for the conference.
 
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Title:It is not a Level Playing Field for Asians
Author:Lincoln Tan
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Title:Chinese Political Activists - Crouching or Hidden?
Author:Pansy Wong
Abstract:FORUM 3 Having Your Say - Participating in New Zealand's democracy - Banana Republic
 
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