Introduction: Revisiting the Field of Chinese Ecocinema

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The Introduction discusses the latest developments in the study of Chinese-language ecocinema. It first maps out the theoretical perimeters and traces the critical genealogy of non-anthropocentric humanistic studies, which have laid the foundation for the contemporary environmental turn in film studies. It then teases out the underlying dynamics of the paradigm of Chinese-language ecocinema by critically investigating the three key words in this discourse—“Chinese,” “Ecology,” and “Film.” We argue that “Chinese-language Ecocinema” is not only a type of film, a body of works, but it is also a critical perspective through which we view and study cinematic productions. Further, we believe that what also characterizes Chinese-language ecocinema is its interventional potency that will make changes to our environment and humanity. Finally, we introduce some eco-films that have shaped the scene of contemporary Chinese-language ecocinema.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEcology and Chinese-Language Cinema: Reimagining a Field
EditorsSheldon H. LU, Haomin GONG
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter1
Number of pages28
ISBN (Print)9780367281083
Publication statusPublished - 29 Oct 2019

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NameRoutledge Contemporary China Series
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GONG, H. (2019). Introduction: Revisiting the Field of Chinese Ecocinema. In S. H. LU, & H. GONG (Eds.), Ecology and Chinese-Language Cinema: Reimagining a Field (Routledge Contemporary China Series). Routledge.
GONG, Haomin. / Introduction: Revisiting the Field of Chinese Ecocinema. Ecology and Chinese-Language Cinema: Reimagining a Field. editor / Sheldon H. LU ; Haomin GONG. Routledge, 2019. (Routledge Contemporary China Series).
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