By Chia-ju Chang,Scott, Slovic,Hannes Berthaller,Dean Anthony Brink,Kathryn Yalan Chang,Shiuhhuah Serena Chou,Hueichu Chu,Hsinya Huang,Peter I-min Huang,Rose Hsui-li Juan,Yu-lin Lee,Iping Liang,Iris Ralph,Robin Chen-hsing Tsai,Shu-fen Tsai,Ming-tu Yang
Taiwan's distinct heritage, geographic situation, geology, and subtropical weather generate locale-specific, vernacular pondering island ecology and environmental background, in addition to worldwide environmental concerns comparable to weather switch, dioxin toxins, species extinction, power judgements, toxins, and environmental injustice. In hindsight, Taiwan's commercial modernization now not looks as a hit narrative between Asia's “Four Little Dragons,” yet as a cautionary story revealing the brute strength entrepreneurial exploitation of the land and the folk. during this mild, this volume may be visible as a serious reaction to Taiwan's postcolonial, capitalist-industrial modernity, as manifested within the students’ readings of Taiwan's "mountain and river," ocean, animal, and aboriginal (non)fictional narratives, environmental documentaries, and paintings installations.
This quantity is endowed with a mix of ecocosmopolitan and indigenous sensitivities. even though ruled through the Han chinese language ethnic crew and its Confucian ideology, Taiwan is a spot of advanced ethnic identities and affiliations. The succession of fixing colonial and political regimes, made much more complicated through the island’s 16 aboriginal teams and a number of other diasporic subcultures (South Asian immigrants, Western expatriates, and numerous immigrants from the chinese language mainland), has ended in an ongoing quest for political and cultural identification. This complexity urges Taiwan-based ecoscholars to concentrate on the diasporic, comparative, and intercultural dimensions of neighborhood specificity, both in keeping with their very own diasporic adventure or the cosmopolitan positive aspects of the Taiwanese texts they scrutinize. This cosmopolitan-vernacular dynamic is a key contribution Taiwan has to provide present ecocritical scholarship.
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Ecocriticism in Taiwan: Identity, Environment, and the Arts (Ecocritical Theory and Practice) by Chia-ju Chang,Scott, Slovic,Hannes Berthaller,Dean Anthony Brink,Kathryn Yalan Chang,Shiuhhuah Serena Chou,Hueichu Chu,Hsinya Huang,Peter I-min Huang,Rose Hsui-li Juan,Yu-lin Lee,Iping Liang,Iris Ralph,Robin Chen-hsing Tsai,Shu-fen Tsai,Ming-tu Yang