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Chinese EcocinemaIn the Age of Environmental Challenge$
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Sheldon H. Lu and Jiayan Mi

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9789622090866

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622090866.001.0001

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Ning Hao’s Incense: A Curious Tale of Earthly Buddhism

Ning Hao’s Incense: A Curious Tale of Earthly Buddhism

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Chinese Ecocinema

Xiaoping Lin

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter analyzes Ning Hao's film Incense, a heavy yet humorous film about the adventures of an impoverished Buddhist monk who tries to preserve his temple and etch out a living for himself in a modernizing secular world that has no use for religion. It examines Incense as a film text which deconstructs “earthly Buddhism,” especially its current efforts to adapt to China's economic reforms and capitalist globalization.

Keywords:   Ning Hao, Incense, religion, Buddhism, economic reforms, globalization

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