Empire and Environment: Ecological Ruin in the Transpacific (Paperback)

Empire and Environment: Ecological Ruin in the Transpacific By Jeffrey Santa Ana (Editor), Heidi Amin-Hong (Editor), Rina Garcia Chua (Editor), Xiaojing Zhou (Editor) Cover Image
By Jeffrey Santa Ana (Editor), Heidi Amin-Hong (Editor), Rina Garcia Chua (Editor), Xiaojing Zhou (Editor)
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Empire and Environment argues that histories of imperialism, colonialism, militarism, and global capitalism are integral to understanding environmental violence in the transpacific region. The collection draws its rationale from the imbrication of imperialism and global environmental crisis, but its inspiration from the ecological work of activists, artists, and intellectuals across the transpacific region. Taking a postcolonial, ecocritical approach to confronting ecological ruin in an age of ecological crises and environmental catastrophes on a global scale, the collection demonstrates how Asian North American, Asian diasporic, and Indigenous Pacific Island cultural expressions critique a de-historicized sense of place, attachment, and belonging. In addition to its thirteen chapters from scholars who span the Pacific, each part of this volume begins with a poem by Craig Santos Perez. The volume also features a foreword by Macarena Gómez-Barris and an afterword by Priscilla Wald.

About the Author


Jeffrey Santa Ana is Associate Professor of English at Stony Brook University.

Heidi Amin-Hong is Assistant Professor of English at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Rina Garcia Chua is a Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellow in the Humanities at Simon Fraser University.

Zhou Xiaojing is Professor of English at the University of the Pacific.

Praise For…


Empire and Environment is an important volume with scholarship of the highest quality that will be valuable to scholars and graduate and undergraduate students. The book is not simply a scholarly project, but puts into conversation interdisciplinary and transnational writers, activists, and poetry. The range of artists and scholars gathered together allow for coverage of diverse interests, disciplines, and geographies. It also makes for a dynamic read and will appeal to a variety of readers.”
—Marguerite Nguyen, Wesleyan University
— Marguerite Nguyen

Empire and Environment is an important volume with scholarship of the highest quality that will be valuable to scholars and graduate and undergraduate students. The book puts into conversation  interdisciplinary and transnational writers, activists, and poetry. The range of artists and scholars gathered together allow for coverage of diverse interests, disciplines, and geographies. It also makes for a dynamic read and will appeal to a variety of readers.”
—Marguerite Nguyen, Wesleyan University
— Marguerite Nguyen

Empire and Environment is an important volume with scholarship of the highest quality that will be valuable to scholars and graduate and undergraduate students. The book puts into conversation  interdisciplinary and transnational writers, activists, and poetry. The range of artists and scholars gathered together allow for coverage of diverse interests, disciplines, and geographies. It also makes for a dynamic read and will appeal to a variety of readers.”
—Marguerite Nguyen, Wesleyan University
— Marguerite Nguyen


Product Details
ISBN: 9780472054930
ISBN-10: 0472054937
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication Date: October 24th, 2022
Pages: 322
Language: English