Publications

Where possible, I have included a PDF or link to my publications below.

Please get in touch if you would like a copy of anything that does not have a PDF or is not available open access from the publisher.

Books

2021 Co-edited, with Julia Martínez, Locating Chinese Women: Historical Mobility Between China and Australia, Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong.

2015 The Chungking Legation: Australia’s Diplomatic Mission in Wartime China, Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade and the Chinese Museum, Canberra and Melbourne.

2015 Co-edited, with Sophie Couchman, Chinese Australians: Politics, Engagement and Resistance, Brill, Leiden.

Journal special issues

2019 Co-edited, with Sophie Couchman, ‘New perspectives in Chinese-Australian history and heritage’, special issue of Chinese Southern Diaspora Studies, vol. 8, <http://chl.anu.edu.au/chinese-southern-diaspora-studies/chinese-southern-diaspora-studies-volume-eight-2019> [open access].

2013 Co-edited, with Sophie Couchman, ‘Chinese Australians: Politics, engagement and activism’, special issue of the Journal of Chinese Overseas, vol. 9, no. 2.

2013 Co-edited, with Sophie Couchman, ‘Sources, language and approaches in Chinese Australian history’, special issue of Chinese Southern Diaspora Studies, vol. 6, 
<http://chl.anu.edu.au/chinese-southern-diaspora-studies/chinese-southern-diaspora-studies-volume-six-2013> [open access].

2006 Co-edited, with Amanda Rasmussen and Sophie Couchman, ‘Rituals, ceremonies and processions’, Journal of Chinese Australia, issue 2, <https://webarchive.nla.gov.au/awa/20091025170614/http://www.chaf.lib.latrobe.edu.au/jca/issue02/issue02contents.html> [open access].

2005 Co-edited, with Amanda Rasmussen and Sophie Couchman, ‘The Northern Territory’, 
Journal of Chinese Australia, issue 1, <https://webarchive.nla.gov.au/awa/20091025164301/http://www.chaf.lib.latrobe.edu.au/jca/issue01/issue01contents.html> [open access].

Articles in refereed journals

forthcoming 2021 Kate Bagnall and Tim Sherratt, ‘Missing links: Data stories from the archives of settler colonial citizenship’, Journal of World History, vol. 32, no. 2 [open access].

2020 ‘Chinese women in colonial New South Wales: From absence to presence’, Australian Journal of Biography and History 3, pp. 3–20, <http://press-files.anu.edu.au/downloads/press/n6404/pdf/article01.pdf> [open access].

2019 ‘19 shiji Xin Nan Wei’ershi zhimindi de Zhongguo nüxing 19 世纪新南威尔士殖民地的中国女性 [Chinese women in nineteenth-century New South Wales], Quanqiu shi pinglun 全球史评论 [Global History Review], vol. 16, pp. 106–27.

2018 ‘Potter v. Minahan: Chinese Australians, the law and belonging in White Australia’, History Australia, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 458–474, <https://doi.org/10.1080/14490854.2018.1485503> [open access].

2013 ‘Landscapes of memory and forgetting: Indigo and Shek Quey Lee’, Chinese Southern Diaspora Studies, vol. 6, July, pp. 7–24, <http://chl.anu.edu.au/sites/default/files/publications/csds/csds2013/csds2013_04.pdf> [open access].

2011 ‘Rewriting the history of Chinese families in nineteenth-century Australia’, Australian Historical Studies, vol. 42, no. 1, March, pp. 62–77.

2003 ‘“I am nearly heartbroken about him”: Stories of Australian mothers’ separation from their “Chinese” children’, History Australia, vol. 1, no. 1, December, pp. 30–40.

2002 ‘Across the threshold: White women and Chinese men in the White colonial imaginary’, Hecate, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 9–29. 

Chapters in edited collections ( * peer reviewed)

*2021 Kate Bagnall and Julia Martínez, ‘Introduction: Chinese Australian women, migration, and mobility’, in Kate Bagnall and Julia Martínez (eds), Locating Chinese Women: Historical Mobility Between China and Australia, Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong.

*2021 ‘Example or exception? Ham Hop and the Poon Gooey case’, in Kate Bagnall and Julia Martínez (eds), Locating Chinese Women: Historical Mobility Between China and Australia, Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong.

*2019 Sophie Couchman and Kate Bagnall, ‘Memory and meaning in the search for Chinese Australian families’, in Kate Darian-Smith and Paula Hamilton (eds), Remembering Migration: Oral Histories and Heritage in Australia, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke.

*2019 Tim Sherratt and Kate Bagnall, ‘The people inside’, in Kevin Kee and Timothy Compeau (eds), Seeing the Past with Computers: Experiments with Augmented Reality and Computer Vision for History, University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, <https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctvnjbdr0.4> [open access].

*2018 ‘Writing home from China: Charles Allen’s transnational childhood’, in Paul Longley Arthur (ed.), Migrant Lives: Australian Culture, Society and Identity, Anthem Press, London.

*2017 ‘“To his home at Jembaicumbene”: Women’s cross-cultural encounters on a colonial goldfield’, in Jacqueline Leckie, Angela McCarthy and Angela Wanhalla (eds), Migrant Cross-Cultural Encounters in Asia and the Pacific, Routledge, Abingdon & New York.

*2015 ‘Anglo-Chinese and the politics of overseas travel from New South Wales, 1898 to 1925’, 
in Sophie Couchman and Kate Bagnall (eds), Chinese Australians: Politics, Engagement and Resistance, Brill, Leiden.

2013 Sophie Couchman and Kate Bagnall, ‘Introduction – Chinese Australians: Politics, engagement and activism’, Journal of Chinese Overseas, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 99–106.

*2012 ‘Crossing oceans and cultures’, in Agnieszka Sobocinska and David Walker (eds), Australia’s Asia: From Yellow Peril to Asian Century, UWA Press.

*2008 ‘A journey of love: Agnes Breuer’s sojourn in 1930s China’, in Desley Deacon, Penny Russell and Angela Woolacott (eds), Transnational Ties: Australian Lives In the World, ANU Press, Canberra, <http://press-files.anu.edu.au/downloads/press/p20951/pdf/ch073.pdf> [open access].

2008 ‘Vermin, hot showers and a shortage of trousers: Official visits to wartime internment camps’, in Ilma O’Brien and Mat Trinca (eds), Under Suspicion: Citizenship and Internment in Australia during the Second World War, National Museum of Australia Press, Canberra.

*2004 ‘“He would be a Chinese still”: Negotiating boundaries of race, culture and identity in late nineteenth-century Australia’, in Sophie Couchman, John Fitzgerald and Paul Macgregor (eds), After the Rush: Regulation, Participation, and Chinese Communities in Australia 1860–1940, Otherland Literary Journal, no. 9, 2004, pp. 153–70. 

Book reviews

2017 ‘A new perspective on Australia and China’ (review of Australians in Shanghai by Sophie Loy-Wilson), History Australia, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 666–67.

2014 ‘Picnics and politics’ (review of Making Chinese Australia: Urban Elites, Newspapers and the Formation of Chinese Australian Identity, 1892–1912 and Unlocking the History of the Australasian Kuo Min Tang, 1911–2013 by Mei-fen Kuo), Inside Story, 24 January, <http://inside.org.au/picnics-and-politics> [open access].

2008 ‘Review of Manying Ip, Being Maori–Chinese: Mixed Identities’, Sites: A Journal of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 180–82, <https://sites.otago.ac.nz/Sites/article/view/108> [open access]. 

Other publications

(forthcoming 2021) ‘Women, history and the shifting patterns of Chinese Australian life’, in John Young, The History Projects: John Young Zerunge, Power Publications, Sydney.

2021 (with Julia Martínez), ‘“Your government makes us go”: the hidden history of Chinese Australian women at a time of anti-Asian immigration laws’, The Conversation, 14 April 2021, <https://theconversation.com/your-government-makes-us-go-the-hidden-history-of-chinese-australian-women-at-a-time-of-anti-asian-immigration-laws-154821>.

2019 ‘Tracing the lives of early Chinese families in colonial Australia’, Traces, issue 9, pp. 26–27.

2019 ‘Cantonese connections: The origins of Australia’s early Chinese migrants’, Traces, issue 6, 
pp. 43–45.

2018 ‘Chinese Australians in print’, Unbound: The National Library of Australia Magazine, September 2018, <https://www.nla.gov.au/unbound/chinese-australians-in-print> [open access].

2018 ‘The murderer and the missionary: Gazettes and newspapers in Trove uncover Chinese-Australian history’, Trove blog, 18 January, <https://www.nla.gov.au/blogs/trove/2018/01/11/the-murderer-and-the-missionary>.

2017 Chinese Australians and the Immigration Restriction Act in New South Wales: A Guide to Finding Records, self-published, <http://chineseaustralia.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/
Chinese-Australians-and-the-Immigration-Restriction-Act_August-2017.pdf>.

2017 ‘Early Chinese newspapers: Trove presents a new perspective on Australian history’, Asian Library Resources of Australia (ALRA) Newsletter, no. 70, July, <http://www.alra.org.au/newsletter1707/1707_bagnall_1.pdf>.

2016 ‘Chinese Christmas Box’, Australian Food History Timeline blog, 23 June, <https://australianfoodtimeline.com.au/chinese-christmas-box/>.

2016 ‘Women, history and the shifting patterns of Chinese Australian life’, in John Young, Modernity’s End: Half the Sky, exhibition catalogue, Willoughby City Council, March, 
pp. 14–19.

2015 ‘Early Chinese newspapers’, Trove blog, 19 February, <https://www.nla.gov.au/blogs/trove/2015/02/19/early-chinese-newspapers>.

2014–2015 ‘Early Chinese newspapers in Australia,’ Chinese Southern Diaspora Studies, vol. 7, 2014–2015, pp. 160–65, <http://chl-old.anu.edu.au/publications/csds/csds2014/csds2014_14.pdf>.

2013 ‘The petition of Bah Fook of Sofala, 1866’, Chinese Southern Diaspora Studies, vol. 6, July, 
pp. 123–26, <https://chl-old.anu.edu.au/publications/csds/csds2013/csds2013_12.pdf>.

2012 ‘Invisible Australians‘, Asian Currents (Asian Studies Association of Australia), April–May, 
pp. 14–15, <http://asaa.asn.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/asian-currents-12-04.pdf>.

2012 ‘That famous fighting family’, Inside History, issue 9, March–April, pp. 37–40.

2012 ‘L.J. Hooker’s Chinese roots’, Origins (Cairns and District Family History Society Inc.), February, pp. 18–20.

2011 ‘Celestials and barbarian girls’, Inside History, issue 5, July–August, pp. 42–44.

2010 ‘Aussie lad or Chinese scholar?’, Memento (National Archives of Australia), no. 38, pp. 16–18.

2009 ‘A legacy of White Australia: Records about Chinese Australians in the National Archives’, National Archives of Australia website, <https://webarchive.nla.gov.au/awa/20090922215324/http://naa.gov.au/collection/issues/bagnall-2009/index.asp>.

2005 ‘Finding Chinese family connections in the National Archives’, Australian Family Tree Connections, August 2005, pp. 25–29.

2005 ‘“Repatriated to China June 1914”: How fifty-eight elderly Chinese men found their way home from Darwin’, Journal of Chinese Australia, issue 1, May, <http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/
50815/20050628-0000/131.172.16.7/jca/issue01/13Bagnall.html>

2005 ‘The Stretton Chinese banner’, Journal of Chinese Australia, issue 1, May, <http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/50815/20050628-0000/131.172.16.7/jca/issue01/
02Bagnall.html>.

2000 ‘Digging deep: Sources for Chinese-Australian history in NSW’, Locality, vol. 11, no. 2, 
pp. 4–12.

1999 ‘Two languages, two cultures, two homes’, Chinese Heritage of Australian Federation website, <http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/20743/20090704-0943/www.chaf.lib.latrobe.edu.au/
stories/two_languages.html>. 

Theses

2006 ‘Golden shadows on a white land: An exploration of the lives of white women who partnered Chinese men and their children in southern Australia, 1855–1915‘, PhD thesis, University of Sydney.

1996 ‘”Done to death”: Narratives of baby-farming and infanticide in Australia 1890–1904’ (PDF, 16MB), BA Honours, University of Sydney. 

Research blog

Since 2008 I have written my research blog, The Tiger’s Mouth, publishing over 170 posts. The blog is archived by the National Library of Australia: <https://webarchive.nla.gov.au/tep/128302>.