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Chinese Shock of the Anthropocene

Image, Music and Text in the Age of Climate Change

Editors: Lo, Kwai-Cheung, Yeung, Jessica (Eds.)

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  • Examines China’s role and its cultural productions in the process of environmental destruction and transformation
  • Brings together cutting-edge critical analyses across Chinese literature, music and cinema
  • Offers an transdisciplinary and comprehensive vision of Chinese arts and literature under the current conditions of the Anthropocene
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This book examines China’s role and its cultural productions in the process of environmental destruction and transformation, focusing on how various cultural media play a significant role in shaping and reproducing Chinese subject formation in relation to changing ecological conditions. It argues that China under the leadership of Xi Jinping vowed in 2017 to play a leading role in preserving the planet for the future, but many of its actions such as its “Belt and Road” initiative have aroused apprehension rather than inspired confidence. Against this backdrop of environmental concern, this volume brings together a cutting-edge critical analysis of Chinese literature, music and cinema, offering a transdisciplinary and comprehensive vision of Chinese arts and literature under the current conditions of the Anthropocene. This volume sets a high scholarly standard in the field, and constitutes a valuable reference for scholars and students of Chinese cultural studies, Chinese studies and Anthropocene studies.

About the authors

Kwai-Cheung Lo is Professor in the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing at Hong Kong Baptist University. He is the author of Excess and Masculinity in Asian Cultural Productions (2010), and Chinese Face / Off: The Transnational Popular Culture of Hong Kong (2005), and the editor of a Chinese-language anthology entitled Re-Sighting Asia: Deconstruction and Reinvention in the Global Era (2014).

Jessica Yeung is Associate Professor of Translation at Hong Kong Baptist University, and the author of Ink Dances in Limbo: Gao Xinjian’s Writings as Cultural Translation (2008) and Hong Kong's Third Way: The Anarchist People's Theatre of Augustine Chiu-yu Mok (2019, in Chinese).


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction: Impoverishing Anthropocene with Chinese Characteristics

    Pages 1-17

    Lo, Kwai-Cheung

  • The World Besieged by Waste: On Garbage, Recycling, and Sublimation

    Pages 21-36

    Rojas, Carlos

  • The Environment and Social Justice in Chinese Documentaries: Crisis or Hope?

    Pages 37-55

    Yeung, Jessica

  • Recognition, Reinhabitation, and Recreation: Engaging Nature in Hong Kong Literature

    Pages 57-79

    Tam, Enoch Yee-Lok

  • The Eternal Return of Mythology: The White (Green) Snake Legend in Maoist China and Colonial Hong Kong

    Pages 83-107

    Ng, Kenny Kwok-Kwan

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eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-6685-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-6684-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chinese Shock of the Anthropocene
Book Subtitle
Image, Music and Text in the Age of Climate Change
Editors
  • Kwai-Cheung Lo
  • Jessica Yeung
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-6685-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-6685-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-6684-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 281
Number of Illustrations
21 b/w illustrations
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