Crouching Bananas Hidden Tiger Conference 2005

Speakers 2005

James Ng  (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Bananas (2005))

Peter Chin (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Bananas (2005))
Mayor of Dunedin

Philip Chong (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Bananas (2005))

Pepe Choong (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Bananas (2005))

Welly Choy (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Bananas (2005))
Dwayne Crombie (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Bananas (2005))
Health administrator
Meng Foon (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Bananas (2005))
Mayor of Gisborne

MANYING IP (Bananas NZ Going Global Conference (2007), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Bananas (2005))
Manying Ip came to New Zealand in 1974 from Hong Kong where her family lived for five generations. With her strong classical Chinese education at home and colonial English education at school, she grew up sharply aware of the challenges of being cross-cultural.

Her interest in Maori-Chinese interactions started from the mid 1980s when she conducted extensive qualitative interviews among the pioneering Chinese families, which grew ever stronger with the immigration and ethnic identity debates of the recent decade.

She is Associate Professor in Asian Studies at The University of Auckland and the author of several critically acclaimed books on Chinese in New Zealand. These include: Aliens At My Table: Asians as New Zealanders See Them (2005), Unfolding Identity, Evolving Identity: The Chinese in New Zealand (2003)as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters on issues pertaining to recent Asian immigrants.

She is a respected advocate for Chinese communities living in New Zealand. Manying was awarded a Suffrage Centennial Medal in 1993 and was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 1996.

In 2004 she co-directed New Faces Old Fears, a documentary exploring racism, multiculturalism and social cohesion in New Zealand.

James Kember
James Kember (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Bananas (2005))

Yuk King Tan (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Bananas (2005))
Visual artist
Colin Knox (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Bananas (2005))

Graham Langton (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Bananas (2005))

Jenny Lee (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Bananas (2005))

Roseanne Liang (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Bananas (2005))
Tze-Ming Mok (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Bananas (2005))
Writer and first Chinese editor of Landfall literary journal
Nigel Murphy (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Bananas (2005))

Eva Ng (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Bananas (2005))

Ron Sang (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Bananas (2005))
Architect and publisher
Angela Sew Hoy (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Bananas (2005))

Mervin Singham (Going Bananas Multiple Identities Forum (2006), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Bananas (2005))
Director, Office of Ethnic Affairs
PAUL SPOONLEY (Bananas NZ Going Global Conference (2007), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Bananas (2005))
Professor Paul Spoonley first began research on immigration in the mid-1970s. Since then, he has been an author or editor of 24 books, the majority of which have been concerned with migration, cultural identity and ethnic relations.

He is Professor of Sociology and Regional Director (Auckland) for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Massey University. In 2005, he was elected Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Migration Research Network, a region-wide network that researches and provides advice on migration and settlement issues.

He is also involved with Metropolis, a Canadian-based network that is concerned with migration and cultural diversity policies. Recently, he authored a report on the media and immigration issues in New Zealand over the last decade, another report on social cohesion and immigration as policy goal and co-edited a book, Tangata, Tangata. The Changing Ethnic Contours of New Zealand (2004). He is currently writing a biography of Professor Ranginui Walker.

Mua Strickson-Pua (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Bananas (2005))

Lincoln Tan (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Bananas (2005))
Journalist, NZ Herald
Pansy Wong
Pansy Wong (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Bananas (2005))

Kirsten Wong (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Bananas (2005))

Phillipa Wright (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Bananas (2005))