Chinese landscapes of desolation

Corey Byrnes*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This essay explores how landscape forms are used by writers, photographers, filmmakers, and other artists from inside and outside of China to represent environmental problems in that country. It considers the “landscape of desolation” as an ecocritical mode designed to change how people see and act in the world in relation to both the shifting status of “Chinese tradition” and to earlier moments in Euro-American landscape art, particularly the so-called New Topographics Movement of the 1970s.


Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)124-160
Number of pages37
Issue number1
StatePublished - Aug 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Sociology and Political Science

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