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Trees Keep Time : An Ecocritical Approach to Literary Temporality

Møller-Olsen, Astrid LU (2022) p.3-15
Abstract
Plants have always been powerful symbols of place, rooted as they are in the local soil. Yet in the Chinese lunar calendar, flowers and plants are also core images for defining and representing seasonal aspects of time. Through a conceptualization of qingjing (情境) that relates literary poesis to emotional interaction with the environment, this chapter executes a thematic comparison of arboreal characters in Sinophone fiction, focusing on how trees as keepers of time form an ecocritical approach to the study of literary temporality. Analyses of works works by Alai 阿来, Chu T’ien-hsin 朱天心, and Dung Kai-cheung 董啟章.
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published
subject
keywords
ecocriticism, Chinese literature, Tibet, Hong Kong, Taiwan, trees, literary temporality, narratology, time
host publication
Ecocriticism and Chinese Literature : Imagined Landscapes and Real Lived Spaces - Imagined Landscapes and Real Lived Spaces
editor
Moratto, Riccardo ; Pesaro, Nicoletta and Chao, Di-kai
pages
13 pages
publisher
Routledge
external identifiers
  • scopus:85142081220
ISBN
9781003212317
9781032079684
DOI
10.4324/9781003212317-2
language
English
LU publication?
yes
additional info
Analyses of works by Alai 阿来, Chu T’ien-hsin 朱天心, and Dung Kai-cheung 董啟章.
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11a0cf1d-de40-459a-a3be-8ce23480d4b9
date added to LUP
2021-12-09 13:26:19
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2024-04-04 09:24:30
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  author       = {{Møller-Olsen, Astrid}},
  booktitle    = {{Ecocriticism and Chinese Literature : Imagined Landscapes and Real Lived Spaces}},
  editor       = {{Moratto, Riccardo and Pesaro, Nicoletta and Chao, Di-kai}},
  isbn         = {{9781003212317}},
  keywords     = {{ecocriticism; Chinese literature; Tibet; Hong Kong; Taiwan; trees; literary temporality; narratology; time}},
  language     = {{eng}},
  pages        = {{3--15}},
  publisher    = {{Routledge}},
  title        = {{Trees Keep Time : An Ecocritical Approach to Literary Temporality}},
  url          = {{http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781003212317-2}},
  doi          = {{10.4324/9781003212317-2}},
  year         = {{2022}},
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