The Dragon and the Taniwha: Maori and Chinese in New Zealand

Author(s): Manying Ip

NZ Non Fiction

How have two very different marginalised groups in New Zealand society - Maori and Chinese - interacted over the last 150 years? This important book, the result of a major grant from the Marsden Fund, looks at the relationship between the tangata whenua and the country's earliest and largest non-European immigrant group for the first time. Do Maori resent Chinese immigrants? Do Chinese New Zealanders understand the role of the tangata whenua? Have Maori and Chinese formed alliances based on common values and history? Contributors tackle such question from many angles. They analyse how Maori newspapers portrayed Chinese and how the Chinese media portray Maori; they examine the changing demography of the Chinese and Maori populations; they look at Maori-Chinese marriages and the ancient migration of both groups. The result is a rich portrait of the past and present of relationships between two important immigrant groups. Race relations in New Zealand have usually been examined in terms of Maori and Pakeha. By looking at Maori-Chinese relations, the Indigenous and the immigrant portrays a much richer and more complex social fabric. First published May 2009


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Manying Ip is professor of Asian Studies at the University of Auckland. She is the well-known and respected author of several critically acclaimed books on the Chinese in New Zealand, including Being Maori-Chinese: Mixed Identities (AUP, 2008), and the editor of Unfolding History, Evolving Identity: The Chinese in New Zealand (AUP, 2003).

Contents include: Introduction: Manying Ip -- Chapter 1 Ancient Maori-Chinese Ancestral Links: A Survey of the Current Western Understandings: Jun Lu -- Chapter 2 The 'Majority Factor': Shaping Maori and Chinese Minorities: David Pearson -- Chapter 3 'Maoriland and 'Yellow Peril': Discourses of Maori and Chinese in the Formation of New Zealand's National Identity 1890-1914: Nigel Murphy -- Chapter 4 Developments in Maori and Chinese Relations 1920s-1980s: Richard Bedford -- Chapter 5 Chinese and Maori: Encounters and Intersections: Robert Didham -- Chapter 6 Chinese Perceptions of Maori: The 'Important Other': Manying Ip -- Chapter 7 Maori Views on Immigration: Implications for Maori-Chinese Interactions: James Chang -- Chapter 8 Dynamics and Identity in Maori-Chinese Families: Finding the Necessary 'Space' in Aotearoa/New Zealand: Jennifer Hauraki -- Chapter 9 From Despised and Feared to Potential Allies: Maori Media Depiction of Chinese: Margaret Mutu -- Chapter 10 The Representation of Maori in Chinese Language Media: Sally Liangni Liu -- Chapter 11 The Other from Elsewhere: Arrested Encounters in Bicultural New Zealand: Mark Williams -- Chapter 12 Insider Dilemmas: The Politics of Reading and Writing Ethnic Minority Fiction: Kathy Ooi -- Bibliography -- Index.

General Fields

  • : 9781869404369
  • : Auckland University Press
  • : Auckland University Press
  • : 0.567
  • : May 2009
  • : 234mm X 153mm X 33mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Manying Ip
  • : Paperback
  • : 305.805
  • : 360
  • : illustrations