Australian Culture Between West and East

In 2011, for the first time in its history, Australia welcomed more migrants from China than from Britain  It has taken an important step, albeit essentially symbolic, towards what could be called a greater “Asianization” of the country. It is an evolution to which Australia (or at least its Anglo-Saxon population) has desperately resisted during its history, and to which some still do not resign themselves. Indeed, Australia has traditionally considered a “white” nation and more particularly British. The demographics were right, but it did not care about the first inhabitants of the country, the Aborigines, as well as geographical realities.