愛好介紹 Commodity Description
— from a review by Haiyan Lee
Lam relocates the locus of emotion away from the ego in what he calls “emotion-realms,” which is his preferred translation of qingjing 情景 (whereas “landscape” carries a post-Enlightenment connotation of unspoiled nature). “In its exteriority,” he writes somewhat cryptically, “emotion is the structure of space as an ontological condition without which we cannot even be outside in the world getting along with one another” (5). Having spatialized, decentered, and indeed socialized emotion (or, shall we say, having scattered emotion to the winds), Lam constructs a genealogy of emotion-realms that accounts for both the sea changes as well as the eddies and flows of historical processes that gave rise to theatricality.