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[Book Review] Fantasy islands: Chinese dreams and ecological fears in an age of climate crisis by Julie Sze, 2015, University of California Press

Warren, James (2017). [Book Review] Fantasy islands: Chinese dreams and ecological fears in an age of climate crisis by Julie Sze, 2015, University of California Press. Island Studies Journal, 12(1) pp. 257–258.

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Abstract

Sze’s second book about ecological change is recommended for readers interested in the drawn-out narrative of the Dongtan eco-city; China’s distinct approach to ‘eco-desire’, especially in relation to islands; or considering eco-towns as ‘isolated islands’ within the urban hinterlands. For eco-desire, Sze notes that many ecological developments are heavily influenced by ecological modernisation discourses. Sze carves out her story across five chapters in Fantasy islands, with Chapters 2 and 3 probably being most interesting and useful for island studies scholars.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 1715-2593
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Keywords: island studies; Chongming Island; eco-city; Dongtan; eco-desire; ecological engineering; city visions
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Design and Innovation
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Item ID: 66259
Depositing User: James Warren
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2019 10:13
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2019 14:19
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/66259
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