Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9782360571901
Collection: Études formosanes
12 x 19 cm
Weight: 415 gr
Pages: 420
First publication: 20/03/2019
Last printing: 03-2019

La Littérature à l'ère de l'Anthropocène

Une étude écocritique autour des œuvres de l'écrivain taïwanais Wu Ming-yi

Preface : Stéphane Corcuff

A study of the interactions between literature and ecology through the unique and universal perspective of a major Taiwanese writer

Taking an eco-critical approach, Gwennaël Gaffric discusses the literary treatment of ecological issues in Taiwan. He focuses his study on the works of Wu Ming-yi, a major figure in Taiwanese literary, artistic and militant scenes, but he seeks to expand his presentation by putting in perspective and dialogue texts from other contemporary Taiwanese authors, as well as that reflections proposed by thinkers from several disciplines and all geographical horizons, Asia, Europe and elsewhere. He achieves an impressive synthesis, where ecology becomes an ontology of the relationship between humans and non-humans and an epistemological path to think the Anthropocene. Preface by Stéphane Corcuff. —- Gwennaël Gaffric (born in 1987) is a lecturer in Chinese language and literature at Jean-Moulin Lyon 3 University. He is the author of several articles in French, English and Chinese on Chinese-language literature (China, Hong Kong and Taiwan). A literary translator, he directs the "Taiwan Fiction" collection at l'Asiathèque. Among his translations published at l'Asiathèque : the City of Pains (Wu Nien-jen and Chu Tien-wen), Membrane (Chi Ta-wei) and the Magician on the bridge (Wu Ming-yi). His recent research focuses on contemporary sinophic science fiction. As such, he is also the translator of the trilogy of Liu Cixin (Actes Sud edition) initiated with the Problem with three bodies, and the War of the bubbles, Kao Yi-feng, Mirobole editions. Wu Ming-yi (born in 1971) is a professor of literature at Dong Hwa National University. Known for his environmental commitment, he is a major author of the contemporary Taiwanese literary scene. Sometimes compared to Haruki Murakami and David Mitchell, he has become a singular voice in world literature. Several of his literary works have been published in French: the Sleeping Navigation Lines (You Feng, 2013), the Man with the Faceted Eyes (Stock, 2014, 2014 Fiction Prize at the Ouessant International Book of Island Books), the Magician on the bridge (L'Asiathèque, 2017) and a short story from the Taipei anthology, Histoires at the corner of the street (L'Asiathèque, 2017).

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"... Gaffric’s reading of Wu Ming-yi extends a compound prism for grasping multiple ways for literature and environmental action to interrogate one another in today’s Anthropocene – insights translatable indeed far beyond Taiwan’s shores. ..."

( - French Centre for Research on Contemporary China, 28/06/2021)
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Gwennaël Gaffric

Born in 1987, Gwennaël Gaffric is a lecturer in Chinese studies at Jean Moulin University Lyon 3, where he teaches Chinese language and culture. He is the author of several articles in French, English and Chinese on Chinese-speaking literature (China, Hong Kong and Taiwan). His recent research focuses on contemporary Chinese language science fiction. He is also a translator literary and directs the "Taiwan Fiction" collection at L'Asiathèque.

Stéphane Corcuff

Stéphane Corcuff (born in Brest in 1971) obtained his doctorate in 2000 from the Institute of Political Studies in Paris. A teacher-researcher specializing in the Chinese world, he particularly studies Taiwan - where he lived for long periods - from the perspective of the identity dynamics of its margins, its geopolitical history and its political recomposition. Director of the Taipei Branch of CEFC 2013 to 2017, he is a member of the editorial board of "China Perspectives".


Prélude à l’Anthropocène, préface de Stéphane Corcuff

La littérature taïwanaise à l’ère de l’Anthropocène
1. La littérature au prisme de l’Anthropocène
2. Pourquoi Taiwan ?
3. Pourquoi Wu Ming-yi ?
4. L’écosystème textuel de Wu Ming-yi
5. Philosophie, science et littérature : des perspectives et des limites du transtexte
6. Wu Ming-yi et la question de la tradition textuelle chinoise
Chapitre premier
1. Nature, romantisme et environnementalisme dans la littérature taïwanaise
1.1. Littérature de reportage
1.2. Littérature de voyage et de la wilderness
1.3. Littérature pastorale
2. De la littérature de la nature à l’écopoétique
2.1. Définition d’un nouveau genre : le nature writing
2.2. Appropriation du nature writing américain
2.3. Le nature writing à Taiwan
2.3.1. Liu Ke-hsiang
2.3.2. Wang Chia-hsiang
Chapitre II
1. Wu Ming-yi et le nature writing : humains et papillons
2. Dénaturer la Nature
2.1. Une écologie sans nature ?
Chapitre III
1. Poétique de l’eau
1.1. Eaux mouvantes
1.2. Eaux humaines
1.3. Eaux-mondes
2. Politique de l’eau
2.1. Problèmes écologiques et environnementalisme à Taiwan
2.2. Écriture et écologisme militant : Wu Ming-yi et le projet de « Kuokuang pétrochimies »
Chapitre IV
1. Du terroir au post-terroir
2. Le paysage dans l’histoire
3. Histoire onirique et histoires connectées
Chapitre V
1. Nommer, classer et administrer les vivants
1.1. Zoos animaux, zoos humains
2. Devenirs-animal
3. Voir le monde avec des yeux à facettes
3.1. Le regard de l’homme aux yeux à facettes
3.2. Mémoires plurielles
3.3. La bodhisattva et les bambous
Chapitre VI
1. L’effet papillon, la Lune et la science-fiction
2. Le vortex et le monde
3. L’ère des hyperobjets
Chapitre VII
1. Réinventer le temps et l’espace
2. De l’utopie wayonésienne à l’hétérotopie de l’église de la forêt
1. De la « poétique de la Relation » à la politique du cosmos
1. De Wu Ming-yi
1.1. OEuvres littéraires (romans, recueils de nouvelles et de sanwen)
1.2. Autres écrits de Wu utilisés dans ce travail
2. Sur Wu Ming-yi
2.1. Monographies
2.2. Articles scientifiques et chapitres d’ouvrages collectifs
2.3. Comptes rendus de lecture
2.4. Préfaces
3. Ouvrages littéraires
4. Études, ouvrages scientifiques et théoriques
4.1. Monographies
4.2. Articles et chapitres d’ouvrages collectifs
4.3. Sites et pages Internet

Index des auteurs et des personnes
Index des œuvres de Wu Ming-yi
Index des notions