Magic Realism as a Critical Response to the Anthropocene

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This chapter looks at the magic realist literature by Han and non-Han writers, including Han Shaogong, Mo Yan, and Tashi Dawa, to understand how China’s anthropogenic modernization, propagated as a national cause, has been contested by fantasy narratives, marvellous articulations and surreal elements in their fictions.
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
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9789811366857
ISBN (Print)9789811366840, 9789811366871
Publication statusPublished - 8 May 2019


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