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Biography

Dr Xu Daozhi is a Macquarie University Research Fellow in the Department of Media, Communication, Creative Arts, Literature, and Language at Macquarie University where she is undertaking a project exploring Indigenous and Asian interrelations in contemporary Australian literature published by Indigenous and Asian Australian authors.

Her monograph Indigenous Cultural Capital: Postcolonial Narratives in Australian Children’s Literature (2018) won the Biennial Australian Studies in China Book Prize, awarded by Australia–China Council in 2018. It was also one of the three books shortlisted for the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (ASAL) “Alvie Egan Award” in 2019. Her scholarly articles have appeared in Journal of Australian Studies, Australian Aboriginal Studies, Papers: Explorations into Children’s Literature, JASAL, and Antipodes, etc. Currently she is co-editing a special issue of Journal of Australian Studies on the theme of ‘Australian Studies in China’. She is also interested in translation and has translated or co-translated several books.

She is secretary of the International Australian Studies Association. She is also a member of Forum for Indigenous Research Excellence.

Research interests

  • postcolonial studies
  • cultural theory
  • Indigenous literature
  • Asian Australian literature
  • children’s literature
  • studies of race and ethnicity
  • settler colonialism

Education/Academic qualification

English Literary Studies, Ph.D, The University of Hong Kong

1 Sep 20113 Dec 2016

Award Date: 3 Dec 2016

English Language and Literature , Master of Arts, Renmin University of China

1 Sep 200813 Jun 2011

Award Date: 13 Jun 2011

English Language and Literature (translation), Bachelor of Arts, Minzu University of China

1 Sep 20041 Jul 2008

Award Date: 1 Jul 2008

External positions

Adjunct Assistant Professor, The University of Hong Kong

1 Sep 2019 → …

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