30 Jun 2014

The "Asianisation" of Auckland

From Voices, 3:30 pm on 30 June 2014

"So who are we anyway?" asks Professor James Liu of Victoria University, as he chairs the session titled The Asianisation of Auckland with guest speaker Sociologist and distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley. Professor Liu is challenging notions of our identity at the Going Bananas Conference at the University of Auckland Business School. A "Banana" is a familiar term used somewhat ironically and affectionately amongst Chinese New Zealanders about themselves. A "banana" refers to being "yellow on the outside and white on the inside."