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3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Ahn Family House (AHN), USC
In this talk, Karen Thornber, Harris K. Weston Associate Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University, will discuss how East Asian creative texts grapple with environmental degradation and highlight what Professor Thornber calls ecoambiguity, the conflicting ways people interact with the natural environment. The focus will be on fiction and poetry from China, Japan, and Korea that depict people who show obvious fascination with nature, or who go so far as to declare that they respect, or even love nature, as contributing, deliberately or inadvertently, to damaging or destroying the nonhuman.
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