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Panda nation : the construction and conservation of China's modern icon

Author: E Elena Songster
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Panda Nation demonstrates how the giant panda's transformation from an obscure animal into a national treasure reflects China's efforts to distinguish itself as a nation. Through government-directed science and popular nationalism, the story of the panda's iconic rise offers a striking reflection of China's dramatic ascent in global status.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Songster, E. Elena.
Panda nation.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017052752
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: E Elena Songster
ISBN: 9780199393688 0199393680 9780199393701 0199393702
OCLC Number: 1019840902
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Half title; Panda Nation; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Obscurity, Oddity, and Icon: The Emergence of the Giant Panda as Animal and Image; 2. Nation Building and the Nature of Communist Conservation; 3. The Winding Road to Wanglang: Creating a Panda Reserve; 4. Pandas Are Red: The Cultural Revolutionary Rise of the Panda as Brand and Symbol; 5. Panda Diplomacy: Animal Ambassadors and the Wild Population; 6. Rescuing the Panda from a Reforming China; 7. Coloring the Panda with an Ethnic Touch: Monitoring Pandas and Ecotourism. 8. Olympic Pandas, Trojan Pandas, and the Science behind Soft DiplomacyConclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: E. Elena Songster.

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