Youth Ecoagency in Two Chinese Science Fiction Films on Environmental Disasters Chapter uri icon


  • This chapter examines two representative Chinese films about environmental disaster: The Ozone Layer Vanishes (1990) and The Wandering Earth (2019). It uses the term ecoagency to describe the plot function of the young protagonists, who enable the restoration of their damaged home. The films implicit assurances about young peoples ability to save the planet have less to do with realistic solutions to global environmental problems than with forming citizens whose confidence in their heroic capacity to effect change fosters a commitment to go to extreme lengths to protect the homeland together.

author list (cited authors)

  • Tan, F., & Nelson, C.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Tan, Fengxia||Nelson, Claudia

editor list (cited editors)

  • Chen, S., & Lau, S. W.

Book Title

  • Representations of Children and Success in Asia

publication date

  • August 2022