Robin Visser is a professor in both the Department of Asian studies and the Department of English and comparative literature at UNC. She sponsors multiple Asian student associations and clubs on campus. She is currently teaching courses in modern Chinese literature and Chinese environmentalism literature, among others. Her research focuses on environmental aesthetics in East Asia. Her first book “Cities Surround the Countryside: Urban Aesthetics in Postsocialist China” analyzes the interaction of urban planning, cinema and art in China at the beginning of the new millennium.
Join Visser for a discussion about how people in China and Taiwan think about and practice environmentalism. Analyze how media, art and cinema are incorporating environmentalism into everyday thought and behavior.