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Grassland ecology : an analysis of Wolf Totem from an ecological perspective.


Qiao Meng, and Omar, Noritah (2011) Grassland ecology : an analysis of Wolf Totem from an ecological perspective. Studies in Literature and Language, 3 (3). pp. 35-40. ISSN 1923-1555; ESSN: 1923-1563


Much discussion has been done on Jiang Rong’s presentation of the national character of the Chinese in Wolf Totem, so that it overshadows an equally important aspect of the novel: the grassland ecology. Thus, we aim to contrast the different attitudes towards nature of the nomadic Mongols on the one pole, and the Han Chinese, the migrant and young Mongols on the other. Besides, we try to summarize the nomads’s ecosophy as reflected in the novel. Ecotheory, especially Arne Naess’ ecosophy T offers a very efficient tool for our exploration. One problem yet to be solved, however, is the regression of the traditional ecosophy engendered by the challenges from different social forces such as politics and economy. Thus, how to preserve the traditional positive ecosophy needs efforts from all parties apart from the ecologists.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Modern Language and Communication
DOI Number: 10.3968%2Fj.sll.1923156320110303.221
Publisher: Canadian Academy of Oriental and Occidental Culture
Keywords: Grassland ecology; Nomadic Mongols; Ecosophy; Regression.
Depositing User: Nur Farahin Ramli
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2014 08:28
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 04:19
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/24373
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