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NLA Fellowship Presentation

Enlightening the Child: Chinese Children’s Literature at the Crossroads, 1875–1919

Dr Shi-Wen (Sue) Chen

5:30pm - 6:30pm
26 Oct 2017
Conference Room (Fourth Floor), National Library of Australia, Parkes Pl , Canberra ACT

 Yaquan Du, Hui tu wen xue chu jie, 1903 (detail)

What were Chinese children reading about Australia and the world in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries? Dr Shih-Wen (Sue) Chen uses the National Library of Australia’s rich collection of reading materials for children published by Protestant missionaries and Chinese reformers to discuss how texts and cultures were shared between Britain, America and China during a period of uncertainty and political unrest in Chinese history.

Dr Chen is a National Library of Australia Fellow, supported by Ryan Stokes.

Bookings essential: Visit the National Library's website to reserve a place or call 02 6262 1111

Image: Yaquan Du, Hui tu wen xue chu jie, 1903 (detail),

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