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"In Chinese" — A Story
Shots through the Bars
The Embarrassment of the Kangaroo
Translating China
Australia’s China
Bridging People — The Yellow Lady
Asian Impersonations
History Repeats — Ernest Morrison’s China
Romancers of Old Peking
Sang Ye: Curio Merchant
"The Web that has no Weaver" — Notes on Cultural Exchange
Oodgeroo in China
In the Mountains under a Blue Sky
My Search for a Shaman — Contemporary Chinese Art
Eunuch Culture
The Beat Goes On
Screen Dreams
Green Oil — Media Images of Australia/Asia
Taiwan: Treasure Island
Cultural Trading — What have we got to show?
Out of Hong Kong — Timothy Mo
Ice City — How to make friends in China.

Wakefield Press, Adelaide,1995

ISBN 1 86254 336 4

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Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., and Macmillan, London, 1984

ISBN 0 674 44276 8

The Restoration of Charles II was an event of great moment. For many it was a blessed change after years of instability, while for others it could only be viewed with scepticism, or even despair. Includes studies of Abraham Cowley, Andrew Marvell, John Dryden and John Milton, and other political and dramatic writers of the period.

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“Recovering Australian Literature”, NSW History Awards Address 2008, SMH October 28, 2008

"There’s this world too: Nicolas Rothwell, Another Country", Australian Book Review, March 2007, 16-17.

“Go West”, The Age, December 16, 2006, A2, 16-17.

“Writers in Prison”, Wet Ink, 4: 2006, 20-21.

“Adam Aitken”, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Australian Writers: 1975-2000, Gale, 2006.

"A Shelf of Our Own: Creative Writing and Australian Literature", Australian Book Review, November 2005, 25-29.

"Oh, great river: Yo Yo, Ghost Tide", Australian Book Review, September 2005, 56.

"Jumping Puddles",  Australian Author, August 2005, pp. 8-11.

"Talking English : Tony Roberts, Frontier Justice", Australian Book Review, April 2005, 14-15.

"Memoir: Tiananmen, Liu Xiaobo and PEN", The Quarterly, Sydney PEN Centre, March 2005, 28-31.

"Bliss and Damnation: Peter Carey in Australia", in Fabulating Beauty: Perspectives on the Fiction of Peter Carey, ed. Andreas Gaile, Rodopi,
Amsterdam/New York, NY, 2005.

"Ouyang Yu, New and Selected Poems", Life Writing, 3, 2005.

"The Compliment Men", Best Australian Essays 2004, ed. Robert Dessaix, Black Inc., Melbourne, 2004, 217-232.

"Pammie's Queen of Puddings", Mumma's Kitchen: Recipes and Stories, ed. Helen Addison-Smith & George Papaellinas, ABC Books, Sydney 2004, 114-121.

"The Mungo Excursion", Vintage: Celebrating Ten Years of the Mildura Writers' Festival, ed. Donata Carrazza & Paul Kane, Hardie Grant Books, Melbourne, 2004, 25-37.

"The Writing's  on the Wall", Financial Times , 14-15 February 2004, Weekend  5.  

"The  Compliment Men", Meanjin , 4/2003, 7-20.

"Necklace of  Pearl: Henry Reynolds, North of Capricorn", Australian Book  Review , November 2003, 11-12.

"Compost and  Pollination", Translations, Southerly , 1/2003, 9-23

"The Wanderer: Ouyang Yu", Sidewalk ,  9, 2002, 59-62.  

"Giving Voice", David Malouf: A Celebration, National Library of Australia, 2001, pp. 21-26.

"Chords of the Great Dead", Australian Book Review, April 2001, pp. 10-12.

Foreword, Amor Mundi: True Stories by Dusan Velickovic, Common Ground Publishing, Altona Vic., 2001, pp. i-v.

"My Federation: 1 January 2001", Postwest, No.18, 2001, pp. 9-15.

"At Play With Words", The Australian's Review of Books, December 2000, pp.18-19.

"The Mungo Excursion", HEAT, 15, 2000, pp. 75-92;

"Writers write, right!", The Australian Author, May 2000, pp.6-7.

"Fairweather’s Ghost", Postwest, no.16, 2000, pp. 21-27.

"Any Resemblance is Unintended", Challenging Australian History, National Library of Australia, April 2000

"Shades of Desire": on The Tale of Genji, The Bulletin, 21 December 1999, pp. 95-96.

"The Wonders of the World", Xth World Federation of Friends of Museum Congress, Sydney, 14 September 1999, forthcoming.

"Australia in Time", Reaching the World, Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, Sydney, 1999, pp. 14-21.

"Strolling down the holy mountain": on Putuoshan, The Australian Way, February 1999, pp. 46-48.

"Dun and Gum": review of Eucalyptus by Murray Bail, London Review of Books, 16 July 1998, pp. 20-21

"White Lie Number Ten": review of Race Matters, edited by Gillian Cowlishaw and Barry Morris and Aboriginal Sovereignty by Henry Reynolds, London Review of Books, 19 February 1998, pp. 27-31

"Going Home Singing: The Analects of Simon Leys", HEAT 9, 1998 pp.40-48

Review of Alexis Wright, Plains of Promise, Sydney Morning Herald, 1997.

"On Reticence", HEAT 5, 1997, pp.118-128

"Carey’s Labyrinth": review of Peter Carey, Jack Maggs, ABR, August 1997.

"Spellbinding Shanghai", The Australian Way, December 1996, pp. 87-91.

"Pearls of Wisdom": on Magabala Books, Broome, The Australian Way, October 1996, pp. 60-62.

"Mixed Doubles: Chinese Writing Australia", Australian Book Review, no.183, August 1996, pp. 36-41

"The best at using chopsticks": review of Lachlan Strahan, Australia’s China, Times Literary Supplement, 25 October 1996, p.11.

"Opening Up Independence", National Library of Australia News, November 1996, pp. 17-21, and "Dissent and the Institution: Useless, World-Shattering or Zen?", How Free is Speech? Independent Scholars Association of Australia, Canberra, 1996, pp. 33-38

"The Language of Australian Literature: Discovery and Recovery", Asia-Pacific P.E.N. Conference, Japan P.E.N. Club, Tokyo, November 1996, pp. 36-40.

"Malouf’s Operatic New Novel": review of The Conversations at Curlow Creek, ABR, September 1996.

"Neue Welten" (German translation by Oliver Gassner), Chelsea Hotel, vol 7, 1995, pp. 116-119.

"Moorhouse of All Nations": review of Frank Moorhouse, Grand Days, Meanjin, vol 53, no 1, 1994, pp. 179-182.

"A Wise and Gracious Garnering": review of Geoffrey Dutton, New and Selected Poems, Voices, vol 3, no 4, 1993-94 pp. 100-102.

"Reworking ‘The Wolf Man’": review of Brian Castro, Double-Wolf, Voices, vol 1, no 4, 1991-92.

"Blazing a Trail": on Australian writing, Far Eastern Economic Review, 7 March 1991, pp. 3031.

"At Cross Purposes: Behind the Forbidden Door", Quadrant, 31.6, 1987, 54-56.

"The Dream of Europe: For Love Alone, The Aunt’s Story and The Cardboard Crown", Meridian, vol 6, no 2, 1987, pp. 113-125

"Cultural Identity: ‘I Think I’m Something Else’", Daedalus, vol 114, no 1, 1985, pp. 311-342, reprinted as The Daedalus Symposium.

"Tales Without Comfort": review of Randolph Stow, The Suburbs of Hell, The Age Monthly Review, vol 4, no 11, April 1985, pp.6-8.

"Generous Music": review of Helen Garner, The Children’s Bach, The Age Monthly Review, vol 4, no 9, Feb. 1985, pp.16-17.

"Misplaced Magyar": review of Thomas Shapcott, White Stag of Exile, The Age Monthly Review, vol 4, no 2, June 1984, pp.3-4.

"Writer in Flight": review of David Malouf, Fly Away Peter, vol 2 no 8, Dec 1982, pp. 13-15.


Chinese Whispers | Ideas of the Restoration | Essays & Reviews | Art Writings | Poetry | Editions & Translations

“Penumbra: Contemporary Art from Taiwan”, Art Monthly May 2008

"The Sinking Ship", Interesting Times, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, September 2005.

"Going, going, Guan", on Guan Wei, Weekend Australian, September 18-19 2004, Arts, R18-19.

"Introduction", Shen Jiawei: Zaijian  Revolution , gallery4a, 2002, p.4.

"Many Faces of Buddha", The Bulletin, 20 November 2001, pp. 86-88.

"Coloratura Ghosts: Greg Leong's Singing Histories", Greg Leong's Singing History Quilts for New Chinese Australians, Launceston, 2001, pp.2-6.

"Cultural Dialogues - Sherman Galleries; Asia-Australia Arts Centre", Art and Australia, August 2001, pp. 592-597.

"At Home: Liu Xiaodong and Yu Hong", Art Asia-Pacific, No.30, 2001, pp. 42-49.

"Guo Jian: Mama's Tripping", Mama's Tripping Guo Jian, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, 2000, pp.4-6.

"Liu Xiao Dong: Realism with a Twist", Liu Xiao Dong and His Time, LIMN Gallery, San Francisco, 2000 and Works of Liu Xiao Dong, 1990-2000, Beijing.

"Inside out: Anatomy of an exhibition", Art Monthly Australia, no. 130, June 2000, pp.8-12.

"The Rose Crossing", The Rose Crossing: Contemporary Art in Australia, Sherman Galleries, Sydney, 1999. Reviewed B. Genocchio, The Weekend Australian, March 4-5, 2000: Review 23.

"Art to the power of three": review of the 3rd Asia-Pacific Triennial, The Bulletin, 7 September, 1999, pp.100-103.

"Pulping Herbert Read in a Washing-machine: Contemporary Chinese Art", London Review of Books, 10 June 1999, pp. 15-17

"Breaking through", Guan Wei: Nesting, or the Art of Idleness 1989-1999, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 1999, pp. 13-14.

"Fang Lijun: Human Images in an Uncertain Age", review, Art AsiaPacific, 15, 1997, pp. 93-94.

"A Squeeze of Lemon Every Time": on Giorgio Morandi, Quadrant, September 1997, pp.14-16.

Review of The Art of Gordon Bennett, by Ian McLean and Gordon Bennett, Australian Book Review, February 1997.

"What is the life behind things?": review of Asia & Oceania Influence, Artlink, vol 16 no 4, 1996, pp. 62-63.

"Over the Borders: The Second Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art", Australian’s Review of Books, September 1996, pp. 15-18

"Taiwan Treasure Island: an introduction", ARTTAIWAN: The Contemporary Art of Taiwan, edited by Nicholas Jose and Yang Wen-I, G+B Arts International Limited in association with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 1995, pp. 14-17.

"A Breathtaking Balancing Act", Guan Wei: The Great War of the Eggplant and Sausage, Canberra School of Art, 1994.

"Journeys", Identities: Art from Australia, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, 1993, pp. 33-36.

Mao Goes Pop: China post-1989 (edited), Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 1993.

"Towards the World: China’s New Art, 1989-93", China’s New Art, Post-1989, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong, 1993, pp. 37-40.

"Survivors: Contemporary Artists from Beijing", Chinese ‘New Wave’, Contemporary Art Services, Tasmania, 1992.

"Echoes of China: three contemporary artists from Peking", The Sydney Review, October 1991, p.7.


Chinese Whispers | Ideas of the Restoration | Essays & Reviews | Art Writings | Poetry | Editions & Translations

"Cities of China, 1989-1990", Southerly, no 3, 1992, pp.75-78

"The Mine", Voices, vol 4, no 4, 1994-95, p. 42-43

"Moonflowers", HEAT, 1, pp.35-37

Chinese Whispers | Ideas of the Restoration | Essays & Reviews | Art Writings | Poetry | Editions & Translations

Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature, general editor, Nicholas Jose, Allen & Unwin 2009 (forthcoming)

Macquarie PEN Anthology of Aboriginal Literature, edited by Anita Heiss and Peter Minter, as general editor, Allen & Unwin 2008

ISBN 978-0-7735-3459-9

Picador New Writing 4, edited by Beth Yahp and Nicholas Jose, Pan Macmillan Australia 1997.

ISBN 0 330 36013 2

The Finish Line: A Long March by Bicycle through China and Australia, by Sang Ye with Nicholas Jose and Sue Trevaskes, University of Queensland Press, 1994.

ISBN 0 7022 2654 8

"Sang Ye’s mosaic of stories gathered on his unusual journeys through China and Australia are sometimes humorous, sometimes heart-rending — and always a joy to read."

Jung Chang, author of Wild Swans

"Ape Herd" by Mang Ke, translated by Nicholas Jose and Wu Baohe, Renditions, reprinted in Out of the Howling Storm: The New Chinese Poetry edited by Tony Barnstone, Wesleyan University Press, 1993; and in Poems for the Millennium: Volume Two edited by Jerome Rothenberg and Pierre Joris, University of California Press, 1993.


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