Environment, Modernization and Development in East Asia: Perspectives from Environmental History, 1st Edition

  • Ts'ui-jung Liu
  • James John Beattie
  • Published By: Palgrave MacMillan
  • ISBN-10: 1137572310
  • ISBN-13: 9781137572318
  • DDC: 304.2095
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 301 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released December 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Palgrave Studies in World Environmental History.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Illustrations.
Notes on Contributors.
Introduction—Environment, Modernization, and Development in East Asia: Perspectives from Environmental History.
Modernization and Development in Comparative Perspectives.
1: Agriculture, Population, and Environment in Late Imperial China.
2: A Case Study of Chinese Migration and Colonial Development in the British Empire, 1860s-1920s.
Waterscapes: Development, Modernization, and Society.
3: Dike-based Communities between Water and Sand: The Sand-land Environmental System in Dongchong, South China, 1720s-1980s.
4: Waterscape and Social Transformation in Southern Taiwan: The Damming of Mudan Creek.
Landscape Commodification.
5: The Role of the Shin Nihon Hakkei in Redrawing Japanese Attitudes to Landscape.
6: The Development of Cinchona Cultivation and ‘Kina Gaku’ in the Japanese Empire, 1912-45.
7: The Energetics of Militarized Landscapes: The Ecology of War in Henan, 1938-50.
Reactions to Development.
8: Environmental Non-Government Organizations in China since the 1970s.
9: Taiwan’s Land Use after World War II: An Ecological Modernization Approach.
10: Material Fetters and Spiritual Transcendence: Zhuang Zi and Environmental Thought.