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Chinese Ecocinema: In the Age of Environmental Challenge

Sheldon H. Lu and Jiayan Mi (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090866
eISBN:
9789882206724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090866.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In coming decades, film will be one of the primary ways in which China adopts and expands ecological consciousness. This anthology is a book-length study of China's ecosystem through the lens of ... More


Introduction: Cinema, Ecology, Modernity

Sheldon H. Lu

in Chinese Ecocinema: In the Age of Environmental Challenge

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090866
eISBN:
9789882206724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090866.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book raises the concept of “Chinese ecocinema” as a new critical paradigm in Chinese film studies. It investigates how Chinese films engage environmental and ecological issues in the active ... More


Floating Consciousness: The Cinematic Confluence of Ecological Aesthetics in Suzhou River

Andrew Hageman

in Chinese Ecocinema: In the Age of Environmental Challenge

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090866
eISBN:
9789882206724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090866.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on Lou Ye's Suzhou River (2000). This film adds urban environmental content to the scope of ecocinema studies and offers a highly productive opportunity for theorizing the ... More


Almost Wild, But Not Quite: The Indexical and the Fantastic Animal Other in China-Co-Produced (Eco)Cinema

Yiman Wang

in Sino-Enchantment: The Fantastic in Contemporary Chinese Cinemas

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474460842
eISBN:
9781399501644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460842.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter studies two recent Chinese co-productions, Born in China (2016) and Wolf Totem (2015), which foreground the construction of the indexical and the fantastic wildlife in the very process ... More


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