Environmental Consciousness in China

Environmental Consciousness in China
Author: Qiu Zhong,Guoqing Shi
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2020-05-23
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780081003893

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Environmental Consciousness in China: Change with Social Transformation discusses the status of environmental consciousness within China from both an economic and political view. It then compares and contrasts the situation in China with Western nations. This is the first book that includes a comparison of urban and rural groups based on China’s unique modernization background. Considers China’s environmental record from an historical perspective Assesses the current state of environmental consciousness in China Discusses likely future trends in environmental consciousness Compares China’s record on environmental consciousness with Western nations

China s Environment and the Challenge of Sustainable Development

China s Environment and the Challenge of Sustainable Development
Author: Kristen A. Day
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2016-07-22
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781315497686

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China has been experiencing extraordinary economic growth for over two decades. Behind the remarkable statistics, however, it is facing a pressing issue: balancing its economic development needs with protecting its environmental resources. The environmental issue in China has a profound impact on the rest of the world as well, in such concerns as global warning and ethical and legal considerations about environmental enforcement. This book covers a broad range of topics, from specific environmental assessments in key sectors (i.e. desertification) to the policy implications of China's entry into the WTO. The contributors include scholars, government officials, business consultants, environmental science and technology experts, and others based in China and the United States. Sharing perspectives that reflect their diverse backgrounds, these experts offer valuable insights for handling the emerging opportunities and challenges of doing business in China.

Chinese Ecocinema

Chinese Ecocinema
Author: Sheldon H. Lu,Jiayan Mi
Publsiher: Hong Kong University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-12-01
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9789622090866

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This anthology is a book-length study of China's ecosystem through the lens of cinema. Proposing 'ecocinema' as a new critical framework, the volume collectively investigates a wide range of urgent topics in today's world.

Environmental Protection Policy and Experience in the U S and China s Western Regions

Environmental Protection Policy and Experience in the U S  and China s Western Regions
Author: Sujian Guo,Joel Jay Kassiola,Jijiao Zhang
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2010
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9780739147429

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"The UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen made clear that the fate of the planet rests in large part on the environmental policies of two superpowers: China and the United States. This volume could nut be more timely with its analysis and comparison of environmental policy in China and the United States."-Carlos Davidson, San Francisco State University "The strength of this hook lies in the contributors' shared and genuine attempt to explore the potential of mutual learning in environmental protection between the United States and China. The comparative case studies included in the volume are coherent as a whole, and highly relevant to the field of environmental politics individually."-Fengshi Wu. Chinese University of Hong Kong China is a multiethnic country with a vast territory, a land of diverse ecosystems. With the drive for industrialization in China and the implementation of a "western grand development" strategy in western regions, both governments and people face great challenges in environmental protection and sustainable use of biodiversity resources as a result of growing interaction between human activities and the natural environment. To meet the challenges, governments in these regions need to adopt a series of important policy measures not only to reduce industrial emissions hut also to return farmland to forests and pasture to grasslands and to implement measures of ecological migration to reduce human activities in ecological conservation areas. In this regard, China must not only learn profound lessons from industrialized countries but also search fix international cooperation. The United States provides some good comparative case studies on environmental protection, grassroots environmental management, and conservation policies in western regions. This book attempts to address key questions about Chinese and U.S. environmental policies by looking at the historical development of environmental protection and the current environmental policies in the western regions of the two countries. Sujian Guo is professor in the Department of Political Science and director of the Center for U.S.-China Policy Studies at San Francisco State University, with concurrent appointments as associate dean and distinguished professor at Fudan Institute for Advanced Study in Social Sciences at Fudan University, China. Joel J. Kassiola is dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences and professor apolitical science at San Francisco State University. Zhang Jijiao is professor in the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and droller and chair of the Commission on Enterprise Anthropology, China.

China s Environmental Crisis

China s Environmental Crisis
Author: Joel Jay Kassiola,Sujian Guo
Publsiher: Environmental Politics and The
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2010-10-15
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: NWU:35556041538786

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This wide-ranging and path-breaking collection of essays on China’s environmental crisis takes a new approach, transcending the typical “gloom and doom” media and scholarly report on China’s environmental crisis, to address how the Chinese political and social systems were impacted and how they responded, or should respond, to the ecological challenges confronting China. Therefore, this collection provides innovative analyses about the impacts and responses—both domestically and globally—of China’s political and social systems encompassing its social values, ameliorative, and preventative policies. It leaves us with such an important question to ponder: What social action will be needed in the near- and long-term future in order to avoid environmental disaster as well as to achieve environmental sustainability and social justice for the long term in China?

Environmental Protection Policy and Experience in the U S and China s Western Regions

Environmental Protection Policy and Experience in the U S  and China s Western Regions
Author: Sujian Guo,Joel J. Kassiola,Jijiao Zhang
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2010-06-14
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781461633389

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Environmental scholars and specialists from U.S. and China provide insightful comparisons and analyses of environmental protection policy and experience in the U.S. and ChinaOs western regions. A special focus is provided on the lessons of the U.S. experience for environmental protection in ChinaOs western regions, the biological and environmental challenges facing China in the western regions, and responses and strategies China has adopted in coping with them.

China s Environmental Challenges

China s Environmental Challenges
Author: Judith Shapiro
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-01-19
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9780745698670

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China's huge environmental challenges are significant for us all. They affect not only the health and well-being of China but the very future of the planet. In the second edition of this acclaimed, trailblazing book, noted China specialist and environmentalist Judith Shapiro investigates China's struggle to achieve sustainable development against a backdrop of acute rural poverty and soaring middle class consumption. Using five core analytical concepts to explore the complexities of this struggle - the implications of globalization, the challenges of governance; contested national identity, the evolution of civil society, and problems of environmental justice and displacement of environmental harm - Shapiro poses a number of pressing questions: Can the Chinese people equitably achieve the higher living standards enjoyed in the developed world? Are China's environmental problems so severe that they may shake the government's stability, legitimacy and control? To what extent are China's environmental problems due to world-wide patterns of consumption? Does China's rise bode ill for the displacement of environmental harm to other parts of the world? And in a world of increasing limits on resources, how can we build a system in which people enjoy equal access to resources without taking them from successive generations, from the vulnerable, or from other species? China and the planet are at a pivotal moment; transformation to a more sustainable development model is still possible. But - as Shapiro persuasively argues - doing so will require humility, creativity, and a rejection of business as usual. The window of opportunity will not be open much longer.

China Review 1998

China Review 1998
Author: Joseph Y. S. Cheng
Publsiher: Chinese University Press
Total Pages: 621
Release: 1998
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9622018009

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Critical reviews of various developments in China and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.