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The Resource Ecoambiguity : environmental crises and East Asian literatures, Karen Laura Thornber

Ecoambiguity : environmental crises and East Asian literatures, Karen Laura Thornber

Label
Ecoambiguity : environmental crises and East Asian literatures
Title
Ecoambiguity
Title remainder
environmental crises and East Asian literatures
Statement of responsibility
Karen Laura Thornber
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
East Asian literatures are famous for celebrating the beauties of nature and depicting people as intimately connected with the natural world. But in fact, because the region has a long history of transforming and exploiting nature, much of the fiction and poetry in the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean languages portrays people as damaging everything from small woodlands to the entire planet. These texts seldom talk about environmental crises straightforwardly. Instead, like much creative writing on degraded ecosystems, they highlight what Karen Laura Thornber calls ecoambiguity-the complex, contradictory interactions between people and the nonhuman environment. Ecoambiguity is the first book in any language to analyze Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Taiwanese literary treatments of damaged ecosystems. Thornber closely examines East Asian creative portrayals of inconsistent human attitudes, behaviors, and information concerning the environment and takes up texts by East Asians who have been translated and celebrated around the world, including Gao Xingjian, Ishimure Michiko, Jiang Rong, and Ko Un, as well as fiction and poetry by authors little known even in their homelands. Ecoambiguity addresses such environmental crises as deforesting, damming, pollution, overpopulation, species eradication, climate change, and nuclear apocalypse. This book opens new portals of inquiry in both East Asian literatures and ecocriticism (literature and environment studies), as well as in comparative and world literature
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thornber, Karen Laura
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • East Asian literature
  • Environmentalism in literature
  • Ecology in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • NATURE
  • East Asian literature
  • Ecology in literature
  • Environmentalism in literature
Label
Ecoambiguity : environmental crises and East Asian literatures, Karen Laura Thornber
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Environments, environmental ambiguities, and literatures -- Environmental degradation and literature in East Asia -- Accentuating ambivalence -- Underlining uncertainty -- Captializing on contradiction -- Acquiescing -- Illusions and delusions -- Green paradoxes
Control code
ocn781378085
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472028146
Lccn
2011043750
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1d8k3wn
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)781378085
Label
Ecoambiguity : environmental crises and East Asian literatures, Karen Laura Thornber
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Environments, environmental ambiguities, and literatures -- Environmental degradation and literature in East Asia -- Accentuating ambivalence -- Underlining uncertainty -- Captializing on contradiction -- Acquiescing -- Illusions and delusions -- Green paradoxes
Control code
ocn781378085
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472028146
Lccn
2011043750
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1d8k3wn
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)781378085

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