Green Communication and China: On Crisis, Care, and Global Futures

Available in English (Michigan State University Press, 2021)

GreenChina.CoverThe edited collection Green Communication and China has burst onto the scene, extending environmental scholarship on China and China-US relations, forging methodologies necessary for meaningful global environmental change, and enriching the psyche. From the historical to contemporary, from leisure practices to labor, and from policy-making to art, this volume inaugurates environmental communication relating to China, foregrounding Chinese intelligentsia. The multimodal and multinational and transnational project helps move us from importing theories to transforming them and rendering national environmental, health, animal, and policy concerns of global import. If you care about the planet and what we can do and say to save it, start with this courageous collection of essays.                            —Kent A. Ono, Professor of Communication, University of Utah

A must-read for those interested in environmental issues in the globalized China. This collection eloquently weaves influential forces from various sectors to examine how the environment is engaged from the Chinese cultural lens. It includes a wide array of topics ranging from tourism and environmental policies, to responses to governmental practices from nonprofit organizations and civic groups. A groundbreaking resource for researchers and practitioners working in the field of environmental communication.—Hsin-I Cheng, Associate Professor of Communication, Santa Clara University

Introduction: Environmental Communication in China and Beyond,
Phaedra C. Pezzullo p. xiii

part one. On Care
Selling the “Wild” in China: Ancient Values, Consumer Desires, and the Quyeba Advertising Campaign, Xinghua Li  p. 3

From “Charmed” to “Concerned”: Analyzing Environmental Orientations of Wildlife Tourists through Chinese and English TripAdvisor Reviews, Janice Hua Xu p. 31

From Green Peacock to Blue Sky: How ENGOs Foster Care through New Media in Recent China, Jingfang Liu and Jian Lu p. 55

part two. On Crisis
Comparing Chinese and American Public Opinion about Climate Change,
Binbin Wang and Qinnan (Sharon) Zhou p. 87

Examining Failed Protests on Wild Public Networks: The Case of Dalian’s Anti-PX Protests, Elizabeth Brunner p. 101

The STEMing of Cinematic China: An Ecocritical Analysis of Resource Politics in Chinese and American Coproductions, Pietari Kaapa p. 127

part three. On Futurity
Material Cultural Diplomacies of the Anthropocene: An Analysis of the Belt and Road Initiative between China and Oceania, Junyi Lv and G. Thomas Goodnight p. 155

Urban Planning as Protest and Public Engagement: Reimagining Mong Kok as an Eco-City, Andrew Gilmore p. 179

Conclusion, Jingfang Liu p. 211

Postscript: Environmental Communication between Conflict and Performance, Guobin Yang p. 233

About the authors p. 239

Index p. 243

“An impressively informative and thought-provoking collection of erudite and insightful essays, Green Communication and China: On Crisis, Care, and Global Futures, is a seminal body of outstanding scholarship and one that is especially and unreservedly recommended for community and college/university library Contemporary and Global Environmental Studies collections and supplemental curriculum lists.” —Michael Dunford, Midwest Book Review