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Palgrave Studies in World Environmental History

Environment, Modernization and Development in East Asia

Perspectives from Environmental History

Editors: Liu, Ts'ui-jung, Beattie, James John (Eds.)

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  • Demonstrates the ways in which modernisation and development are intrinsically linked to the physical environment
  • Suggests new frameworks for understanding as inter-related processes environmental, social, and economic change across China and Japan
  •  Opens up new points of comparison and exchange within East Asia and among East Asia, Europe, and North America
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Environment, Modernization and Development in East Asia critically examines modernization's long-term environmental history. It suggests new frameworks for understanding as inter-related processes environmental, social, and economic change across China and Japan.

About the authors

Ts'ui-jung Liu has worked at Academia Sinica, Taiwan, for more than 30 years and was elected an Academician in 1996. She retired in January 2014 and is currently an adjunct Research Fellow at the Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinica. She has published three monographs and more than 70 articles related to economic history, population history, and environmental history.

James Beattie is Director of the Historical Research Unit at the University of Waikato, New Zealand, where he teaches imperial, environmental, garden, and world history. He has published three monographs, co-edited three books, and written over 50 articles and chapters on topics in imperial environmental history, history of science, garden history, and art history. He is Founding Editor of International Review of Environmental History.

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A fascinating buffet of chapters on East Asian environmental history, exploring, within Chinese and Japanese cultural contexts, the problem of how appropriately to link the multifaceted environment with the rest of history. Ts`ui-jung Liu and James Beattie have, as editors, done an impressively well-judged job of bringing together cultural depth with a critical awareness of current theoretical insights.' – Mark Elvin, St Antony's College, University of Oxford, UK

"This wide-ranging collaboration is packed with material that will intrigue, excite, and inform readers at all levels of scholarship. Those interested in East Asia, modernization, and long-term environmental change will find tremendous utility in the chapters assembled here." - Edward D. Melillo, Associate Professor of History and Environmental Studies, Amherst College, USA

A fascinating buffet of chapters on East Asian environmental history, exploring, within Chinese and Japanese cultural contexts, the problem of how appropriately to link the multifaceted environment with the rest of history. Ts`ui-jung Liu and James Beattie have, as editors, done an impressively well-judged job of bringing together cultural depth with a critical awareness of current theoretical insights.' – Mark Elvin, St Antony's College, University of Oxford, UK

"This wide-ranging collaboration is packed with material that will intrigue, excite, and inform readers at all levels of scholarship. Those interested in East Asia, modernization, and long-term environmental change will find tremendous utility in the chapters assembled here." - Edward D. Melillo, Associate Professor of History and Environmental Studies, Amherst College, USA

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction—Environment, Modernization, and Development in East Asia: Perspectives from Environmental History

    Pages 1-28

    Beattie, James (et al.)

  • Agriculture, Population, and Environment in Late Imperial China

    Pages 31-58

    Anderson, E. N.

  • A Case Study of Chinese Migration and Colonial Development in the British Empire, 1860s–1920s

    Pages 59-86

    Beattie, James

  • Dike-based Communities between Water and Sand: The Sand-land Environmental System in Dongchong, South China, 1720s–1980s

    Pages 89-110

    Ma, Jianxiong

  • Waterscape and Social Transformation in Southern Taiwan: The Damming of Mudan Creek

    Pages 111-135

    Liu, Shao-hua (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environment, Modernization and Development in East Asia
Book Subtitle
Perspectives from Environmental History
Editors
  • Ts'ui-jung Liu
  • James John Beattie
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in World Environmental History
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57231-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-57231-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57230-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-95849-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 301
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