Comparing Sinophobia in Singapore and Australia
Sylvia and Val speak about their work on new Chinese migrations to Singapore and Australia. We focus our conversation on one of the consequences: rising hostility towards China and its people, or Sinophobia.
Comparing Sinophobia in Singapore and Australia, Sylvia and Val find that, the local ethnic makeup of the population as well as distinct approaches to multiculturalism have brought about two different versions of anti-Chinese sentiments.
Sylvia Ang is post-doctoral fellow at the Asia Research Institute in Singapore.
Val Colic-Peisker is associate professor at RMIT in Melbourne.
This interview was recorded in January 2020.