Dorcas Tang, Michelle Aung Thin and Wing Kuang
Moderator: Jacqueline Lo
There is a particular place where racism and sex collide – too often it is in ideas about Asian women’s bodies. Michelle Aung Thin is a novelist and academic who has written about Myanmar, women and refugees. Dorcas Tang is a photographer and her recent project ‘Love Me Long Time’ looks at Asian identity, desire, and sex. Wing Kuang is a journalist who has written about fetishes and dating apps.
Dorcas Tang 邓佳颖 is a third-generation Chinese-Malaysian artist and photographer currently working on unceded Gadigal land. Their past projects have included ‘Los Paisanos del Puerto’, examining the historical Chinese diaspora of Costa Rica. They aim to encourage critical dialogue through creating socially engaged visual narratives.
A multi-award winning novelist and academic at RMIT University, Michelle Aung Thin was born in Burma/Myanmar, grew up in Canada and lives in Melbourne. Michelle has written about colonial Rangoon, Rohingya ethnic cleansing, mixed-race identity and the Asian-Australian experience
Image credit: Julian Schnider
Wing Kuang is a Melbourne-based journalist with bylines at ABC News, The Age, The Saturday Paper and Griffith Review.
Professor Jacqueline Lo is Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) of the University of Adelaide. Her research focuses on issues of race, diaspora and the interaction of cultures and communities across ethnic, national and regional borders. She is Founding Chair of the Asian Australian Studies Research Network.