New Asia Now, A Dispatch from Sydney – Asymptote Blog, 2015

“…the New Asia Now event in Sydney helped me process the peculiar out-of-body sensation that attended my reading the New Asia Now issue.

Frankly speaking, I felt (and admittedly still feel) the idea of an Asia-themed collection curated by Australians and published in Australia to be, well, rather weird—not to mention potentially neo-Orientalist. In illuminating the practical function afforded by physical and cultural remove when it comes to writing social and political commentary, the event invited me to be more gracious in my assessment, even if visceral suspicions still linger.”

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