Green Communication and China
On Crisis, Care, and Global Futures
US–China Relations in the Age of Globalization
Published by: Michigan State University Press
Imprint: Michigan State University Press
How does China speak for nature? How are the pollution and climate change crises being addressed? What are the possibilities and limitations of mobilizing publics to care about the environment through new media, tourism, and government policy? Green Communication and China is the first volume to identify the importance of studying environmental communication in, about, and with China, a rising global environmental leader whose ecological and political controversies often make international headlines. Organized into three sections on communicating crisis, communicating care, and environmental futurity, these essays span multimodal communication practices and methods in green public culture and address topics ranging from The North Face advertisements to NGO advocacy to global governmental policy. The volume showcases the work of leading scholars, all of them deeply intimate with China, in disciplines ranging from cultural studies and rhetoric to public opinion polling, discourse analysis, ethnic studies, and sociology. These complex projects engage transnational and national politics, ecological and economic challenges, media saturation, and government control. Holding these tensions together without glossing over differences, Green Communication and China will inform new agendas for environmental communication in China, the United States, and beyond.
“A must-read for those interested in environmental issues in the globalized China. This collection eloquently weaves influential forces from various sectors to examine how the environment is engaged from the Chinese cultural lens. A groundbreaking resource for researchers and practitioners working in the field of environmental communication.”
—HSIN-I CHENG, Associate Professor, Department of Communication, Santa Clara University