Expansionist Ethnic Ecology: On Reading Jiang Rong’s Wolf Totem

Howard Y. F. Choy*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This chapter criticizes how the novel Wolf Totem promotes an expansionist worldview for the rights of the fittest race and re-enacts through the cult of the Mongolian animalistic spirit the colonization of the ethnic other with ecological fascism in the logic of the market law.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChinese Shock of the Anthropocene
Subtitle of host publicationImage, Music and Text in the Age of Climate Change
EditorsKwai-Cheung Lo, Jessica Yeung
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9789811366857
ISBN (Print)9789811366840, 9789811366864, 9789811366871
Publication statusPublished - 8 May 2019


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