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Ien Ang Ien Ang i(A50463 works by)
Born: Established:
Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: ca. 1992
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1 2 Stories Then and Now Jenevieve Chang , Willa Zheng , Michael C. S. Park , Paul van Reyk , Ien Ang , Sheila Ngoc Pham , 2013 single work drama 'Stories Then & Now brings together six Asian Australians to tell personal stories from their past to unravel the threads that lead to their present day lives. Directed by the photographer and storyteller William Yang and writer Annette Shun Wah with music by composer Nicholas Ng, experience how war robs a father of his children, obliterates a young woman’s village and thwarts a young man’s aspirations. A heartbroken dancer buries her pain in burlesque; a young professional ‘outsources’ her quest for a husband; and a traveller finally embraces her cultural homeland. These stories of determination speak bravely of the challenges of finding your way in contemporary Australia.'
1 Cultural Studies Matters (Does It?): Engaging Inter/Disciplinarity Ien Ang , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Inter-Asia Cultural Studies , vol. 14 no. 3 2013; (p. 432-437)
1 4 y separately published work icon The SBS Story : The Challenge of Cultural Diversity Ien Ang , Gay Hawkins , Lamia Dabboussy , Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2008 Z1530717 2008 single work prose 'This important book, based on extensive interviews and unprecedented access to SBS archives, argues that SBS is one Australia's most significant and innovative cultural institutions and that its charter to broadcast for multicultural Australia is as relevant today as it was when the organisation started 30 years ago.' (Publisher's blurb)
1 Between Asia and the West : The Cultural Politics of Food Ien Ang , 2004 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Life Writing , vol. 1 no. 1 2004; (p. 147-154) Visibly Different : Face, Place and Race in Australia 2007; (p. 175-180)
1 Together-in-Difference : Beyond Diaspora, into Hybridity Ien Ang , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Asian Studies Review , June vol. 27 no. 2 2003; (p. 141-154)
Ang argues 'for the importance of hybridity in a world in which we no longer have the secure capacity to draw the line between us and them, the different and the same, here and there, and indeed, between "Asian" and "Western"'. She believes that under the conditions of contemporary globalisation the concept of hybridity is more useful than 'other key concepts in the contemporary politics of difference - such as diaspora and multiculturalism - [because] it foregrounds complicated entanglement rather than identity, togetherness-in-difference rather than separateness and virtual apartheid'.
1 Intertwining Histories : Heritage and Diversity Ien Ang , 2001-2002 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Humanities Review , December - February no. 24 2001-2002;

In this address/essay Ang poses the following questions: 'How can we recognise diversity as integral and intrinsic to the nation's history, and not just as a decorative afterthought? How can we develop a more diverse, shared, as well as open and living sense of heritage, something that all groups and communities contribute to, including those whose stories and voices are generally marginalised from the canonical national history?' In addressing these questions she draws on her own cultural heritage and her experiences of living in Indonesia and the Netherlands prior to immigrating to Australia.

1 7 y separately published work icon On Not Speaking Chinese : Living Between Asia and the West Ien Ang , London : Routledge , 2001 Z1022751 2001 single work criticism Deals with questions of identity in an age of globalization and diaspora. Ien Ang identifies herself as being neither fully 'Asian' nor completely 'Western' . She explores the relationship between Asia and 'The West' arguing for a 'togetherness-in-difference' in contemporary societies.
1 4 y separately published work icon Alter/Asians : Asian-Australian Identities in Art, Media and Popular Culture Ien Ang (editor), Mandy Thomas (editor), Sharon Chalmers (editor), Annandale : Pluto Press , 2000 Z910840 2000 anthology criticism

'Exploration of how Australia and Asia are interwined in everyday culture, and in the imagined worlds of Australians of all backgrounds. Investigates Asian cultural production of art, literature, media and performance that embody Asian social and cultural experiences. Includes endnotes, bibliography and index. Ang and Chalmers work in the School of Cultural Studies at University of Western Sydney. Law and Thomas are Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellows at Australian National University and the Research Centre in Intercommunal Studies respectively.' (Publication summary)

1 Foreign Dialogues : 'Out of Bounds' : Inauthentic Spaces and the Production of Identities Ien Ang , Mary Zournazi (interviewer), 1999 extract (Foreign Dialogues : Memories, Translations, Conversations)
— Appears in: Artitude : The Newsletter of the Multicultural Arts Alliance , September-November no. 21 1999; (p. 18-22)
1 Multicultural Imagined Communities: Cultural Difference and National Identity in the USA and Australia Ien Ang , Jon Stratton , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Multicultural States: Rethinking Difference and Identity 1998; (p. 135-162)
1 2 To Be or Not To Be Chinese : Diaspora, Culture and Postmodern Ethnicity Ien Ang , 1993 single work essay autobiography
— Appears in: Southeast Journal of Social Science , vol. 21 no. 1 1993; (p. 1-17)
The author argues "the very difficulty of constructing a position from which I can speak as an (overseas) Chinese, and therefore the indeterminacy of Chineseness as a signifier for 'identity' " (p. 4)