By portraying Sydney’s Chinatown as a communicative space in which people cross and challenge national boundaries to articulate their views and connect their voices, the book reminds readers that Chinatown is more a mental construct than an administrative or geographical reality. And by offering a sophisticated view of both new and evolving identities in Chinatown, it demolishes the idea of fixed boundaries that curtails potential epistemological avenues. Most importantly, it is a valuable corrective to the power imbalance between the West (Europe and North America) and the Rest (in this case, Asia), which has rendered Asianness and Chineseness a distant, fictive voice. . . both experts and lay readers can benefit from reading about a Chinatown that can be interpreted in many innovative ways and relish the challenges and opportunities of navigating its possibilities.