File Download
Supplementary

postgraduate thesis: Literary representations of the Himalayas from imperialist, postcolonial and ecological perspectives

TitleLiterary representations of the Himalayas from imperialist, postcolonial and ecological perspectives
Authors
Issue Date2015
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Cheung, P. [張步巧]. (2015). Literary representations of the Himalayas from imperialist, postcolonial and ecological perspectives. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5573003
AbstractThis dissertation examines the representational divide between the West and the local population on the Himalayan ecology. Taking into account the ongoing development of the discourse of ‘ecology’, this comparative study will address changes in the representations from imperialist, postcolonial and ecological perspectives. The Himalayas with their grandeur and abundance, have been fetishised by the West as paradise and site for conquest. The obsession with uninhabited Himalayas due to the growth of consciousness on the ecological well-being of the Earth has gone further to idealising and mythologising the region. Postcolonial imaginations have risen to challenge these representations by reasserting humans’ presence, and thereby their responsibility in the Himalayan ecology. Besides, increasing global connectivity has charted the course of the representations to global level. Far from reaching a balanced and stable state, the representations hinge on the evolving Himalayan ecology, will unavoidably continue to undergo transformation.
DegreeMaster of Arts
SubjectHuman ecology in literature
Dept/ProgramEnglish Studies
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/221023

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorCheung, Po-hau-
dc.contributor.author張步巧-
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-22T23:11:40Z-
dc.date.available2015-10-22T23:11:40Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationCheung, P. [張步巧]. (2015). Literary representations of the Himalayas from imperialist, postcolonial and ecological perspectives. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5573003-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/221023-
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation examines the representational divide between the West and the local population on the Himalayan ecology. Taking into account the ongoing development of the discourse of ‘ecology’, this comparative study will address changes in the representations from imperialist, postcolonial and ecological perspectives. The Himalayas with their grandeur and abundance, have been fetishised by the West as paradise and site for conquest. The obsession with uninhabited Himalayas due to the growth of consciousness on the ecological well-being of the Earth has gone further to idealising and mythologising the region. Postcolonial imaginations have risen to challenge these representations by reasserting humans’ presence, and thereby their responsibility in the Himalayan ecology. Besides, increasing global connectivity has charted the course of the representations to global level. Far from reaching a balanced and stable state, the representations hinge on the evolving Himalayan ecology, will unavoidably continue to undergo transformation.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subject.lcshHuman ecology in literature-
dc.titleLiterary representations of the Himalayas from imperialist, postcolonial and ecological perspectives-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb5573003-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Arts-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineEnglish Studies-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-

Export via OAI-PMH Interface in XML Formats


OR


Export to Other Non-XML Formats