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This anthology is the first book-length study of China's ecosystem through the lens of cinema. 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; the dialect of socialist modernization amid capitalist globalization; shifting configurations of space, locale, cityscape, and natural landscape; gender, religion, and ethnic cultures; as well as bioethics and environmental politics.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Chinese Ecocinema
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  1. Copyright page
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. xi-xiii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. Part I. Hydro-Politics: Water, River, and National Trauma
  2. p. 15
  1. 1. Framing Ambient Unheimlich: Ecoggedon, Ecological Unconscious, and Water Pathology in New Chinese Cinema
  2. pp. 17-38
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  1. 2. Gorgeous Three Gorges at Last Sight: Cinematic Remembrance and the Dialectic of Modernization
  2. pp. 39-55
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  1. 3. Submerged Ecology and Depth Psychology in Wushan yunyu: Aesthetic Insight into National Development
  2. pp. 57-72
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  1. 4. Floating Consciousness: The Cinematic Confluence of Ecological Aesthetics in Suzhou River
  2. pp. 73-91
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  1. Part II. Eco-Aesthetics, Heteroscape, and Manufactured Landscape
  2. p. 93
  1. 5. The Idea-Image:Conceptualizing Landscape in Recent Martial Arts Movies
  2. pp. 95-112
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  1. 6. Façades: The New Beijing and the Unsettled Ecology of Jia Zhangke’s The World
  2. pp. 113-127
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  1. 7. Ruins and Grassroots: Jia Zhangke’s Cinematic Discontents in the Age of Globalization
  2. pp. 129-153
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  1. Part III. Urban Space in Production and Disappearance
  2. p. 155
  1. 8. Of Humans and Nature in Documentary:The Logic of Capital in West of the Tracks and Blind Shaft
  2. pp. 157-169
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  1. 9. Toward a Hong Kong Ecocinema: The Dis-appearance of “Nature” in Three Films by Fruit Chan
  2. pp. 171-193
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  1. 10. A City of Disappearance:Trauma, Displacement, and Spectral Cityscape in Contemporary Chinese Cinema
  2. pp. 195-213
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  1. Part IV. Bioethics, Non-Anthropocentrism, and Green Sovereignty
  2. p. 215
  1. 11. In the Face of Developmental Ruins: Place Attachment and Its Ethical Claims
  2. pp. 217-248
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  1. 12. Ning Hao’s Incense: A Curious Tale of Earthly Buddhism
  2. pp. 235-253
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  1. 13. Putting Back the Animals: Woman-Animal Meme in Contemporary Taiwanese Ecofeminist Imagination
  2. pp. 255-269
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  1. 14. “Reconstructing the God-Fearing Community”: Filming Tibet in the Twenty-First Century
  2. pp. 271-288
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 289-324
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  1. Chinese Glossary
  2. pp. 325-328
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 333-351
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 353-370
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789882205376
Related ISBN
9789622090859
MARC Record
OCLC
707092915
Pages
384
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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