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

Forthcoming by the end of 2020 in English (Michigan State University Press) and
in 2021 in Chinese (Communication University of China Press).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

211 conclusion, Jingfang Liu

233 postscript: Environmental Communication between Conflict and Performance, Guobin Yang

239 about the authors

243 index