British Journal of Chinese Studies

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Vol 12 No 1 (2022)

Chinese Identities in Australia amid the COVID-19 Pandemic: Backgrounds, Challenges, and Directions for Future Research

Yu Tao
The University of Western Australia
Cheng Yen Lu
The University of Western Australia
Published January 22, 2022
How to Cite
Tao, Y., & Lu, C. Y. (2022). Chinese Identities in Australia amid the COVID-19 Pandemic. British Journal of Chinese Studies, 12(1), 129-133.


Although they are often perceived as one group, significant diversities in culture, language, social class, and political opinions exist among people who identify as Chinese in Australia. More academic attention should be given to internal variations among these people, as they immigrated to Australia in different historical periods and from different localities. The Chinese identities in Australia have been further complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic and its intersectionality with anti-Asian racism globally, warranting new empirical analysis and theoretical reflections.

  • Chinese identities,
  • anti-Asian racism,
  • anti-Chinese rhetoric,
  • Chinese Australian,
  • Chinese migrants,
  • COVID-19
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