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Sediments of time : environment and society in Chinese history / edited by Mark Elvin, Liu Tsui-jung

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QH540.83.C6 S44 1998


Material Type
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.


xviii, 820 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Studies in environment and history
Studies in environment and history.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
China's environmental history in world perspective / J. R. McNeill -- Man's impact on the vegetation and landscape in the Inner Himalaya and Tibet / Wolfgang Holzner and Monika Kriechbaum -- Villagers' view of environmental history in Yunnan province / Nicholas K. Menzies -- Environment versus water control / Shiba Yoshinobu -- Han migration and the settlement of Taiwan / Liu Ts'ui-jung -- Highlands and lowlands / Anne Osborne -- Population and ecology along the frontier in Qing China / Eduard B. Vermeer -- Clear waters versus muddy waters / Pierre-√Čtienne Will -- Action at a distance / Mark Elvin and Su Ninghu -- It never used to snow / Robert B. Marks -- Changes in climate, land, and human efforts / Li Bozhong -- Cholera in China, 1820-1930 / Kerrie L. MacPherson -- Environment and tuberculosis in modern China / Zhang Yixia and Mark Elvin -- From the Yellow River to the Huai / Christian Lamouroux -- Official thinking on environmental issues and the state's environmental roles in eighteenth-century China / Helen Dunstan -- Ecologism versus moralism / Paolo Santangelo -- Water, love, and labor / Antonia Finnane -- Nonreclamation deforestation in Taiwan, c. 1600-1976 / Kuo-tung Ch'en -- Hydroelectricity and industrialization / An-Chi Tung -- Environmental problems and perceptions in early industrial Japan / Tessa Morris-Suzuki
Ecology -- China.
Environmental sciences.
Added Author
Elvin, Mark.
Liu, Cuirong, 1941-
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