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By John Fitzgerald

Short indexed for the top Minister's Prize for Australian historical past. Much has been written concerning the White Australia coverage, yet little or no has been written approximately it from a chinese language viewpoint. Big White Lie shifts our realizing of the White Australia Policy—and certainly White Australia—by exploring what chinese language Australians have been announcing and doing at a time once they have been formally excluded. Big White Lie can pay shut cognizance to chinese language migration styles, debates, social organisations, and their enterprise and spiritual lives and indicates they'd each correct to rely as Australians, even in White Australia. The book's specialize in chinese language Australians offers a fresh new point of view at the very important position the chinese language have performed in Australia's prior at a time while China's most likely function in Australia's destiny is extra compelling than ever.

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