‘What Anzac Day meant for Asian Australians‘, Eureka Street, 7 May 2018
Anzac Day ‘can signal and embrace former war-time foes [notably Turks] as contemporary allies’ but it can also be a day ‘that mobilises the easily ignited racist sentiments around Australians and war, particularly about who “the enemy” might still be seen to be’. Looks at Japanese, Indian and Chinese Australian experience.
The article attracted some interesting comments. It was reprinted in Pearls and Irritations, where it got some more comments.