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The Poison of Polygamy

Chinese Australia's first novel

Australia’s first Chinese-language novel, “The Poison of Polygamy”, was published over a century ago as a serial in a Melbourne Chinese-language newspaper.

The novel is a semi-historical story of the Chinese diaspora in which the author draws on his own family history.

Don’t miss this talk by Ely Finch, whose English translation is soon to be released by Sydney University Press.



Saturday 2 February 2019 from 1.30pm to 3pm


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