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Title LinkChinese ecocinema : in the age of environmental challenge / edited by Sheldon H. Lu and Jiayan Mi.
Imprint Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, c2009.
Description xiii, 370 p. :  ill. ;  24 cm.
Type of Material Book
Bibliography Note Includes filmography (p. [329]-331).
Includes bibliographical references (p. [333]-351) and index.
Contents 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 -- Fa├žades : 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.
Summary 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.
Subject LinkMotion pictures -- China -- History -- 20th century.
LinkDocumentary films -- China -- History -- 20th century.
LinkEnvironmentalism in motion pictures.
LinkEcology in motion pictures.
LinkEnvironmental protection and motion pictures.
LinkEnvironmentalism -- China.
Add.Author LinkLu, Sheldon H.
LinkMi, Jiayan.

System Number 000678501
ISBN Link9789622090859 (hbk.)
Link9622090850 (hbk.)
Link9789622090866 (pbk.)
Link9622090869 (pbk.)

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