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Alice Pung OAM: Growing Up Asian In Australia

Alice Pung

Session Info:

A session for students studying Growing Up Asian in Australia as a text in secondary school – either for English, Literature, social and environmental studies, history or other related subjects. An in-depth discussion of the themes behind the book, its historical context, and the history of Australian race relations.


  • Identity and Belonging
  • Telling one’s own family story
  • Migration
  • Multiculturalism
  • Assimilation
  • Australian history and the era of ‘White Australia’
  • Gender relations and the ‘double standard’
  • The history of Australian immigration
  • Knowing one’s roots

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