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The History of Asian Australian Cinema: Diaspora, Policy and Ethics a project funded by the Australian Research Council (DP0987349, 2009-2011)


Olivia Khoo, Belinda Smaill and Audrey Yue (2013). Transnational Australian Cinemas: Ethics in the Asian Diasporas (Lanham: Lexington Books, Rowman & Littlefield imprint).

Edited Collections

Olivia Khoo, ed., ‘Regionalising Asian Australian Identities’, special issue of Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies 25:4, 2011.

Book Chapters

Audrey Yue. “Asian Sex Workers in Australia: Somatechnologies of Trafficking and Queer Mobilities,” in Somatechnics: Queering the Technologies of Bodies, eds. Nikki Sullivan and Samantha Murray (London: Ashgate, 2009), 65-86.

Audrey Yue. “Asian Australian Cinema, Asian Australian Modernity,” in Creative Nation: Australian Cinema and Cultural Studies Reader, eds. Amit Sarwal and Reema Sarwal (New Delhi: SSS Publications, 2009), 217-232. Reprinted book chapter from Diaspora: Negotiating Asian-Australia, eds. Jacqueline Lo, Helen Gilbert and Tseen Khoo (St Lucia: University of Queensland Press), 190-199.

Audrey Yue. “Transnational Asian Australian Cinema: Ethics and Risk in The Last Chip.” In Renata Murawska and Catherine Simpson. Eds. Diasporas of Australian Cinema. London: Intellect, 2009, 41-50.

Audrey Yue. “Teaching Song of the Exile in the Diaspora: Minor Cinema, Transcultural Literacy and Border Pedagogy,” in Audrey Yue. Ann Hui’s Song of the Exile (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2010), 89-124.

Journal Articles

Belinda Smaill. “Loss and Care: Asian Australian Documentary.” In The Documentary: Politics, Emotion, Culture. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. 97-113.

Belinda Smaill. “Intercultural Romance and Australian Cinema: Asia and Australia in The Home Song Stories and Mao’s Last Dancer.” Screening the Past 28 (2010).

Audrey Yue. “’Westie’ films and Doing Transnational Action,” Amerasia Journal 36:2 (2010): 33-48.

Olivia Khoo. ‘Shrimp Western: Unsettling the Frontiers of the Asian Australian Western’, Amerasia, Volume 36(2), 2010: 77-90.

Belinda Smaill. “Asian Australian Intercultural Domesticity in Aya and The Home Song Stories.” Journal of Australian Studies 35:1 (2011): 19-32.

Audrey Yue (with Wanning Sun, John Sinclair, Gao Jia) 2011. “Diasporic Chinese Media in Australia: A Post-2008 Overview,” Continuum 25:4 (2011): 511-523.

Audrey Yue. “Critical Regionalities in Inter-Asia and the Queer Diaspora,” Feminist Media Studies 11:1: (2011): 131-138.

Olivia Khoo, ‘Australian Cinema Up in the Air: Post-National Identities and Peter Duncan’s Unfinished Sky, Continuum 25:4, 2011: 547-558.

Olivia Khoo, ‘Tokyo Drifting: Toei Corporation’s The Drifting Avenger and the Internationalisation of the Australian Western’, Studies in Australasian Cinema 4(3), 2011: 229-239.

Olivia Khoo, ‘Tokens of Exchange: Marginal Asian Characters in 1920s Australian Cinema’, Screening the Past, Issue 30, 2011,

Olivia Khoo, ‘Regionalising Asian Australian Identities’, Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 25:4, 2011: 1-4.

Audrey Yue. “Notes on the Sinophone Mediascape in Australia,” Chinese Journal of Communication, 2012. DOI:10.1080/17544750.2011.647740, pp1-8.

Belinda Smaill. “Asianness and Aboriginality in Australian Cinema.” Quarterly Review of Film and Video 30: 1. 2013 Forthcoming.

Expert Commentary

Belinda Smaill. “The Cowra Breakout.” Making Film and Television Histories. Bennett, J. & Beirne, R. (eds.). New York; Palgrave MacMillan, 2011. 133-137.