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Chinese Ecocinema: In the Age of Environmental Challenge

Sheldon H. Lu and Jiayan Mi


In coming decades, film will be one of the primary ways in which China adopts and expands ecological consciousness. This anthology is a book-length study of China's ecosystem through the lens of cinema, in an historic moment of unparalleled environmental crises and destruction. Proposing “ecocinema” as a new critical framework, the volume collectively investigates a wide range of urgent topics in today's world: Chinese and Western epistemes of nature and humanity; socialist modernization amid capitalist globalization; shifting configurations of space, locale, cityscape, and natural landscape; ... More

Keywords: film, China, ecological consciousness, ecosystem, ecocinema, environmental crises

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Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9789622090866
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622090866.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sheldon H. Lu, editor

Jiayan Mi, editor

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Sheldon H. Lu

Part I. Hydro-Politics: Water, River, and National Trauma

Part II. Eco-Aesthetics, Heteroscape, and Manufactured Landscape

Part III. Urban Space in Production and Disappearance

Part IV. Bioethics, Non-Anthropocentrism, and Green Sovereignty