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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] ©2018
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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  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Songster, E. Elena.
Panda nation.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018001326
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E Elena Songster
ISBN: 9780199393671 0199393672
OCLC Number: 1019846415
Description: xii, 249 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: 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 diplomacy --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: E. Elena Songster.

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