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100 1  Byrnes, Corey J.,|d1980-|eauthor. 
245 10 Fixing landscape :|ba techno-poetic history of China's 
       Three Gorges /|cCorey Byrnes. 
264  1 New York :|bColumbia University Press,|c[2018] 
300    xv, 322 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates :
       |billustrations (some color), maps (some color) ;|c24 cm. 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
490 1  Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-308) and 
505 0  Passage I. Departure -- Part I. A landscape of traces. 
       Tracing the gorges -- From trace to site -- Passage II. 
       One thousand Li -- Part II. Reinscribing the Three Gorges.
       Chinese landscape -- Chinese labor -- Passage III. One 
       thousand years -- Part III. For the record. A record of 
       the trace -- Ink in the wound -- Passage IV. Part of the 
520    "This book is a cultural history of the Three Gorges, 
       spanning 2,500 years and media as disparate as eighth-
       century poetry; travel essays and landscape painting from 
       the twelfth through eighteenth centuries; nineteenth-
       century British travelogues, maps, and visual culture; and
       contemporary film, photography, and ink painting. Byrnes 
       argues that the Three Gorges Dam exists not only because 
       the geology and hydrology of the region make it possible, 
       but also because of the symbolic weight the region had 
       acquired over millennia of cultural representation. Fully 
       understanding how the Three Gorges landscape was produced 
       and reproduced forces us to cut through familiar 
       developmental narratives about modern China to see the 
       connections between premodern, modern, semi-colonial, and 
       contemporary periods of Chinese history, an important 
       endeavor at a time when politicians and artists alike are 
       drawing on an historical 'Chinese tradition,' the latter 
       for aesthetic guidance, the former for legitimation. A 
       methodologically hybrid book, Fixing Landscapes combines 
       aspects of traditional Sinology with contemporary Chinese 
       cultural studies, critical geography, art history, film 
       studies, and theories of space and place. It is deeply 
       engaged with the scholarship of the environmental 
       humanities but it also seeks to broaden the horizons of 
       that field to better reflect the importance of China"--
       |cProvided by publisher. 
651  0 Yangtze River Gorges (China)|xHistory. 
651  7 China|zYangtze River Gorges.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01243803 
655  7 History.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01411628 
830  0 Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia 
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