© 2013

East Asian Ecocriticisms

A Critical Reader

  • Editors
  • Simon C. Estok
  • Won-Chung Kim

Part of the Literatures, Cultures, and the Environment book series (LCE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Partial Views: An Introduction to East Asian Ecocriticisms

    1. Simon C. Estok
      Pages 1-13
  3. Japanese Section

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Masami Yuki
      Pages 17-33
    3. Bruce Allen
      Pages 35-57
  4. Korean Section

  5. Taiwanese Section

  6. Chinese Section

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 259-279

About this book


East Asian Ecocriticisms presents original essays from Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and China that define and characterize trends in East Asian ecocriticism. Drawing on diverse theoretical perspectives in environmental thought and scholarship, this volume presents valuable and original contributions to global conversations.


China Chinese culture discourse drawing Ecocriticism English literature environment essay identity imagination Japan literature poetry writing

About the authors

Yuki Masami, Kanazawa University, Japan Bruce Allen, Seisen University, Japan Keitaro Morita, Monterey Institute of International Studies, USA Dooho Shin, Kangwon National University, South Korea Chan-Je Wu, Sogang University, South Korea Peter I-min Huang, Tamkang University, Taiwan Shiuhhuah Serena Chou, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan Yalan Chang, Huafan University, Taiwan Chen Hong, Shanghai Normal University, China Liu Bei, Shandong Normal University, China Jincai Yang, Nanjing University, China Karen Thornber, Harvard University, USA

Bibliographic information


"Taking up matters from restoration of the ancient Cheongye stream as an urban water park in downtown Seoul to the fight to protect the pink dolphins of Western Taiwan from petrochemical plant pollution, the volume succeeds in giving an East Asian voice and specificity to globally experienced environmental concerns . . . Reecommended." - CHOICE