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4 August 2007


In recent times I have had many opportunities to write or make presentations about aspects of the Chinese in New Zealand. While there was no problem addressing a general audience, I was starting to feel a little inadequate in academic company.

In 2005 I enrolled for a master's degree at the Stout Centre for New Zealand Research, Victoria University of Wellington. The course included two papers:

  • New Zealand to 1940
  • New Zealand after 1940;

also two approved humanities electives, for which I chose:

  • Issues in contemporary Maori society
  • National cinema Aotearoa New Zealand.


At the post-graduate level work for each course consisted of seminars taught by specialists, also a seminar presentation to the class and a research essay.

My engineering degrees and years of engineering design and management experience (and continuing full-time professional practice) proved of little help in researching and writing the essays. However, I eventually learned what was expected. So while in the first year the essays were considered barely passable, in the second year they had improved somewhat.

Somehow I managed to present all eight pieces of research on various aspects of the Chinese in New Zealand!

 

 

 

CONSTITUTIONAL STATUS OF THE CHINESE IN NEW ZEALAND TO 1940

Literature review

 

KEEPING THE YELLOW HORDES AT BAY

How effective were the tonnage restrictions and the restrictions on naturalisation imposed on the Chinese in New Zealand 1900-1968?

 

 

FROM ASSIMILATION TO MULTICULTURALISM

Literature review

 

FROM ASSIMILATION TO MULTICULTURALISM

Evidence of an evolving model of settlement for the Chinese community in New Zealand from 1950 to the present.




THE ROLE AND INFLUENCE OF THE WAITANGI TRIBUNAL ON OUR EMERGING MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY

Research seminar

 

MIGRANTS AND THE WAITANGI TRIBUNAL

Can the Chinese support the Report on the Orakei Claim?

 

 

ALWAYS THE VICTIM?

Representation of Chinese in New Zealand Cinema



ILLUSTRIOUS ENERGY

The only film to tell the story of Chinese Goldminers in  Otago

 

 

 

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Date Item Title Author Hits
Tuesday, 08 September 2009 FILM 403 RESEARCH ESSAY Steven Young 65483
Thursday, 09 August 2007 Constitutional status of the Chinese in New Zealand to 1940 Steven Young 63154
Thursday, 09 August 2007 Keeping the yellow hordes at Bay Steven Young 68206
Wednesday, 08 August 2007 Migrants and the Waitangi Tribunal Steven Young 73484
Wednesday, 08 August 2007 The role and influence of the Waitangi Tribunal on our emerging multicultural society Steven Young 118040
Wednesday, 08 August 2007 From Assimilation to Multi-culturalism Steven Young 109270
Tuesday, 07 August 2007 From Assimilation to Multiculturalism: Literature review Steven Young 72742
Sunday, 05 August 2007 FILM 403 Research Presentation Steven Young 68987
 
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