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An identity story without end

Volume 10, Issue 2

September, 2004

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Wong, Gilbert. (2004). An identity story without end. Pacific Journalism Review, 10(2): 207-209.Review of New Faces, Old Fears, directed by John Bates and Manying IP, Documentary New Zealand, TV One.
Author(s): Gilbert Wong
Reviewed documentary directed by John Bates and Manying IP
Publication date: 
September, 2004

The issue of identity, both cultural and ethnic, has come to the force for significant minority of New Zealanders who are of chinese descent since the freeing up of immigration regulation in 1987 led to a new influx of settlers. More than 80,000 ethnic Chinese and 20,000 Korean people have decided to call New Zealand home, triggering a several hundredfold rise in the population of New Zelanders with Asian ancestry.