In his article "Rediscovering Local Environmentalism in Taiwan" Peter I-min Huang challenges the domination of "the global" and the marginalization of "the local." Huang argues that by the end of the first decade of the twenty-first century globalism seemed to have toppled localism in ecocriticism debates. Ecocritics embraced enthusiastically such terms as Ursula K. Heise's "ecocosmopolitanism" and the arguments associated with this term which spoke for global forms of environmental thinking and practice. Yet, arguments for "the local" persist, in part because of Heise's constructive criticisms of it. Focusing on local environmental movements in Taiwan, Huang identifies and discusses scholarly work showing that "the local" is a durable concept and practice and not likely to
disappear despite the denunciation of it. Moreover, referring to other recent studies, Huang argues
that the global environmental imagination is indebted to local environmental movements.
CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 16(4), 4(9 pages)