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Disguises By John Biggs
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“Go back to where ya come from!” This is when Cathie Lee, a Gen Y Australian-born Chinese, realises she is an Australian girl forced to wear a Chinese disguise. A journalism student, for... More > an assignment she interviews an old man she meets in a café. But the story he tells about a love affair in 1960s Hong Kong, involving the Cultural Revolution, police corruption, triads, murder and murky family secrets, detonates a time bomb. Peter too is in disguise ... Three people in love but only two are alive. Then only one. Take a chapter from "Puberty Blues", stir in some "Looking for Alibrandi", fold in some "Noble House", season with a dash of Cultural Revolutionary sauce, and you have something of the flavour of "Disguises". "(Peter’s) story was the most beautiful love story I’d ever read. Cathie Lee had undergone the age-old mythic journey of the hero, and she’d been successful. This is, indeed, a story for our times, and any time." Liz Winfield, Hobart Poet< Less
Disguises By John Biggs
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“Go back to where ya come from!” This is when Cathie Lee, a Gen Y Australian-born Chinese, realises she is an Australian girl forced to wear a Chinese disguise. A journalism student, for... More > an assignment she interviews an old man she meets in a café. But the story he tells about a love affair in 1960s Hong Kong, involving the Cultural Revolution, police corruption, triads, murder and murky family secrets, detonates a time bomb. Peter too is in disguise ... Three people in love but only two are alive. Then only one. Take a chapter from "Puberty Blues", stir in some "Looking for Alibrandi", fold in some "Noble House", season with a dash of Cultural Revolutionary sauce, and you have something of the flavour of "Disguises". "(Peter’s) story was the most beautiful love story I’d ever read. Cathie Lee had undergone the age-old mythic journey of the hero, and she’d been successful. This is, indeed, a story for our times, and any time." Liz Winfield, Hobart Poet< Less
Changing Universities By John Biggs
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How have universities changed over the past 60 years? Are they any better now than they once were? These are some of the issues that John Biggs faces in reviewing his long academic career. It was a... More > journey via Australia, the UK, Canada and Hong Kong. His experiences were bizarre, traumatic, hilarious but in the end rewarding. His experiences tell us what universities were once like, how they came to be what they are today, with a hopeful stab at what they might be like in future. Prof John Kirby, Queen’s University, Canada says: "Biggs is a true scholar, happiest when left to his research and teaching." Prof John Hattie, University of Melbourne, says: "John Biggs tells the story of change via a remarkable career – across four continents, seven universities, and different cultures. He raises serious questions about how universities are run, for what reason, and for what benefits. A perfect read not only for current academics but also for outsiders who wonder what happens in the ivory towers."< Less
Changing Universities By John Biggs
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How have universities changed over the past 60 years? Are they any better now than they once were? These are some of the issues that John Biggs faces in reviewing his long academic career. It was a... More > journey via Australia, the UK, Canada and Hong Kong. His experiences were bizarre, traumatic, hilarious but in the end rewarding. His experiences tell us what universities were once like, how they came to be what they are today, with a hopeful stab at what they might be like in future. Prof John Kirby, Queen’s University, Canada says: "Biggs is a true scholar, happiest when left to his research and teaching." Prof John Hattie, University of Melbourne, says: "John Biggs tells the story of change via a remarkable career – across four continents, seven universities, and different cultures. He raises serious questions about how universities are run, for what reason, and for what benefits. A perfect read not only for current academics but also for outsiders who wonder what happens in the ivory towers."< Less