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Chinese ecocinema : in the age of environmental challenge

Author: Sheldon H Lu; Jiayan Mi
Publisher: Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This anthology is a 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.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sheldon H Lu; Jiayan Mi
ISBN: 9789622090859 9622090850 9789622090866 9622090869
OCLC Number: 338626795
Description: xiii, 370 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Hydro-politics : water, river, and national trauma. Framing ambient Unheimlich : ecoggedon, ecological unconscious, and water pathology in new Chinese cinema / Jiayan Mi --
Gorgeous Three Gorges at last sight : cinematic remembrance and the dialectic of modernization / Sheldon H. Lu --
Submerged ecology and depth psychology in Wushan yunyu : aesthetic insight into national development / Nick Kaldis --
Floating consciousness : the cinematic confluence of ecological aesthetics in Suzhou River / Andrew Hageman --
Eco-aesthetics, heteroscape, and manufactured landscape. The idea-image : conceptualizing landscape in recent martial arts movies / Mary Farquhar --
Façades : the new Beijing and the unsettled ecology of Jia Zhangke's The world / Jerome Silbergeld --
Ruins and grassroots : Jia Zhangke's cinematic discontents in the age of globalization / Hongbing Zhang --
Urban space in production and disappearance. Of humans and nature in documentary : the logic of capital in West of the tracks and Blind shaft / Ban Wang --
Toward a Hong Kong ecocinema : the dis-appearance of "nature" in three films by Fruit Chan / Chris Tong --
A city of disappearance : trauma, displacement, and spectral cityscape in contemporary Chinese cinema / Jing Nie --
Bioethics, non-anthropocentrism, and green sovereignty. In the face of developmental ruins : place attachment and its ethical claims / Xinmin Liu --
Ning Hao's Incense : a curious tale of earthly Buddhism / Xiaoping Lin --
Putting back the animals : woman-animal meme in contemporary Taiwanese ecofeminist imagination / Chia-ju Chang --
"Reconstructing the god-fearing community" : filming Tibet in the twenty-first century / Donghui He.
Responsibility: edited by Sheldon H. Lu and Jiayan Mi.

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This anthology is a 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.

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