Kiu-wai Chu, 2022–23 | National Humanities Center

Kiu-wai Chu (NHC Fellow, 2022–23)

Project Title

Chinese Eco-Images in The Planetary Age: The Multispecies World of Humans, Animals, and Plants

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2022–23

Kiu-wai Chu completed one chapter and made substantial progress with the introduction and two chapters of his book, Chinese Eco-Images in the Planetary Age. He also revised the structure of the book and strengthened its theoretical and methodological interventions. In addition, Chu coedited and submitted the manuscripts of two contracted volumes, and contributed chapters to them. They include The Routledge Handbook of Ecomedia Studies (Routledge, forthcoming, 2023) and Coming of Age in Chinese Literature and Cinema: Sinophone Variations of the Bildungsroman (Amsterdam University Press, 2024). Chu also submitted a journal article, “Mining Guano and Bitcoin on Multiple Screens: A Geontocritical Reading of Video Installations by Dinh Q. Lê and Liu Chuang,” for ASAP/J’s special issue “GeoSemantics: Inhuman Becomings and Earthly Memories in the Global South” (Johns Hopkins University Press, forthcoming, 2023) and updated his Oxford Bibliographies article on “Ecocinema” for republication (Oxford University Press, 1st edition published in 2017, 2nd edition, forthcoming, 2023). Chu published one book chapter, “Life in the Surveillance Dystopia: From Xu Bing’s Dragonfly Eyes to Lu Yang’s Digital Reincarnation,” in Sinophone Utopias: Exploring Futures Beyond the China Dream (Cambria Press, 2023).