Please join us on Friday, January 27 for Landscape Through Competing Lenses: Land Ethics of Conserving Water, Soil, and Forests at Loess Plateau, featuring Professor Meng Yue from the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto.
Exploring thinkings on land in the context of the Soil and Water Conservation Movement in China from 1940s to 1980s, Professor Meng will elaborate on the significance of caring about environmental questions in the humanities and share her case study as a way of reopening alternative perspectives in historical research.
No registration required, just come along.
- Meng Yue, Associate Professor, Department of East Asian Studies
- Chen Xi, Sessional Lecturer, Department of East Asian Studies
Writing Ecologies: Environmental Humanities and East Asia is a new monthly Speaker Series, which brings together recent scholarship experimenting with ecocritical and greater-than-human approaches in the context of East Asia.
"Writing ecologies” entails the practice of pushing the edges of conventional anthropocentric narratives in history, literary studies, anthropology and beyond. Seeking to respond to the urgency of addressing environmental questions in the humanities and social sciences, we are excited to present a great lineup of speakers and embark on a journey to trace the glimmers of entanglements between humans, land, water, animals, plants, fungi, and much more.
With situated research and stories in East Asia, this series foregrounds critical interventions that advance our understanding of the global environmental crisis and enrich our imagination of a more habitable future.
Writing Ecologies: Environmental Humanities and East Asia: Monthly Speaker Series is organized by Qieyi Liu and MengRan Xu. PhD Candidates in the Department of East Asian Studies