Encountering China

New Zealanders and the People’s Republic

Edited by Brian Moloughney and Duncan Campbell

Inside our relationship with a superpower

December 2022 is the fiftieth anniversary of formal diplomatic relations between the People’s Republic of China and New Zealand. This collection of 50 texts, written by diplomats and poets, politicians and academics, students and businesspeople, reflects on personal experiences of China over the last half century.

It offers a unique insight into the changing face of what is now one of the world’s great powers, and our relationship with it.

Contributors include Hone Tūwhare, Nina Mingya Powles, John McKinnon, James Ng, Alison Wong, Murray Edmond, Meng Foon and Pauline Keating.

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‘Individually these memoirs are absorbing and enjoyable. Collectively the book gives a picture of the breadth and depth of the relationship that is often overlooked . . . This book will now be an important part of the primary record for New Zealand.’ — Capital Magazine

  • CATEGORY: Asia and Pacific studies, History
  • ISBN: 9781991016157
  • ESBN: 9781991016218
  • PUBLISHER: Massey University Press
  • IMPRINT: Massey University Press
  • PUBLISHED: 01/12/2022
  • PAGE EXTENT: 392
  • FORMAT: Soft cover
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Brian Moloughney taught Chinese history at the University of Otago from 1993 to 2022.

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Duncan Campbell has taught Chinese language, literature and history at the University of Auckland, Victoria University of Wellington, and the Australian National University in Canberra.