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Chou / Kim / Wilson Geo-Spatiality in Asian and Oceanic Literature and Culture



Worlding Asia in the Anthropocene

1. Auflage 2022, 302 Seiten, Gebunden, Format (B × H): 148 mm x 210 mm Reihe: Geocriticism and Spatial Literary Studies
ISBN: 978-3-031-04046-7
Verlag: Springer, Berlin


Chou / Kim / Wilson Geo-Spatiality in Asian and Oceanic Literature and Culture

This collection opens the geospatiality of “Asia” into an environmental framework called "Oceania" and pushes this complex regional multiplicity towards modes of trans-local solidarity, planetary consciousness, multi-sited decentering, and world belonging. At the transdisciplinary core of this “worlding” process lies the multiple spatial and temporal dynamics of an environmental eco-poetics, articulated via thinking and creating both with and beyond the Pacific and Asia imaginary.

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Part 1:Unearthing and Historicizing Regions.- Chapter 1: Geo-Political Fantasy: Continental Action Movies.- Chapter 2: Transpacific and Interracial World-Making in Eddie Huang's Fresh Off the Boat.- Chapter 3: The Place of Worlding: Subaltern Cosmopolitanism in Central Asia and Korea.- Chapter 4: Beyond Complicities: China as Eco-Peril and Worlding the Techno-Dystopian.- Chapter 5: Queering South Pacific into Ono Hai in Leche.- Chapter 6: My Beast, My Brother, and My Alpha Creation in Taiwanese Sci Fi.- Part 2: Activism, Vision, and Intervention.-  Chapter 7: Violence, Magic, Certainty: Towards a Journalistic Worlding of the Middle East.- Chapter 8: Refugee Migration through the Division System: On the Ethics of Co-Presence in Krys Lee's How I Became a North Korean.- Chapter 9: The Crusades and a Marginal History of Islam: Tariq Ali's Activism and Alternative World in The Book of Saladin.- Chapter 10: Zeugmatic Formations: Balikbayan Boxes and the Filipino Diaspora Across Asia-Pacific Worlds.- Chapter 11: Call Me Ishimaru: Sailing Transpacific Worlds of Labor and Community from Japan to Brazil to the Americas.- Part 3: Planetary Creation: Critique and Cosmos.- Chapter 12: Friction or Flow? Ecological Transnationalism in Japanese Animation.- Chapter 13: Hurricanes and Kaiju: Climate Change and Toxicity Across the Pacific in Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim.- Chapter 14: Albatross Unbound: Worlding the Plastic Sea.- Chapter 15: Agrarianism, Disappointment, and the Mystery of Witnessing.- Chapter 16: Listening to Archipelagic Rains.- Chapter 17: Trans-indigenous Coalitions and Ecological Ties Across Oceania (poetry).- Chapter 18: Epilogue; Reworlding Asia: Towards Alchemies of Planetary Regeneration.


Chou, Shiuhhuah Serena
Shiuhhuah Serena Chou is Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. Her research interests include transpacific agricultural environmentalism, Asian American environmental literature, and medical-environmental humanities. She is author of numerous scholarly and creative publications on American organic farming literature and culture and gardens with her colleagues in her office rooftop farm.   Soyoung Kim is Professor of Cinema Studies at Korea National University of Arts, South Korea, and Director of Trans: Asia Screen Culture Institute. She is author of Korean Cinema in Global Contexts: Postcolonial Phantom, Blockbuster, Trans-Cinema (forthcoming) and has published numerous books in Korean on Postcolonial modernity, gender, and cinema. As a filmmaker, she directed 'Exile Trilogy' set in Central Asia, Russia, and Korea and 'Women's History Trilogy'. She taught at UC Berkeley and Duke University, USA, as a visiting professor.Rob Wilson received a doctorate in English from the University of California at Berkeley, USA, where he was founding editor of Berkeley Poetry Review. He is author of a dual-language poetry book When the Nikita Moon Rose (2021) and Beat Attitudes: On the Roads to Beatitude for Post-Beat Writers, Dharma Bums, and Cultural-Political Activists (2010). He teaches literature, cultural studies, and creative writing at the University of California at Santa Cruz, USA.



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