Environmental Consciousness in China

Environmental Consciousness in China
Author: Qiu Zhong,Guoqing Shi
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2020-05-23
ISBN 10: 0081003897
ISBN 13: 9780081003893
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Consciousness in China Book Review:

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
ISBN 10: 1315497670
ISBN 13: 9781315497679
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China s Environment and the Challenge of Sustainable Development Book Review:

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 Consumers and the Fashion Market

Chinese Consumers and the Fashion Market
Author: Yingjiao Xu,Ting Chi,Jin Su
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2018-03-09
ISBN 10: 9811084297
ISBN 13: 9789811084294
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chinese Consumers and the Fashion Market Book Review:

This book provides essential insights into Chinese consumer behaviors in the growing and dynamic fashion market. With increasing consumer purchasing power, readily accessible global brands, heavy application of digital technology and social media, as well as growing awareness of environmental issues, the Chinese fashion industry faces great opportunities and challenges at the same time. The contributing authors provide observations and address issues related to middle class fashion consumption, sustainable apparel consumption, technology application in fashion retailing, and the select traditional and new industry segments in the context of China’s recent and massive economic boom. As such, the book offers an invaluable reference guide for all academics and practitioners interested in the Chinese fashion market.

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
ISBN 10: 0739147420
ISBN 13: 9780739147429
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

"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.

Environmental protection in China

Environmental protection in China
Author: Xuehong Wang
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1781007632
ISBN 13: 9781781007631
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental protection in China Book Review:

'This is a useful book for those who are interested in institutional, economic and policy issues in China's ecosystem management, environmental protection and poverty alleviation. It is also a valuable reference book for university students who are studying environmental economics and development studies in general.' - Yuelai Yu, Environmental Sciences

Chinese Ecocinema

Chinese Ecocinema
Author: Sheldon H. Lu,Jiayan Mi
Publsiher: Hong Kong University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-12-01
ISBN 10: 9622090869
ISBN 13: 9789622090866
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chinese Ecocinema Book Review:

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.

Chinese Environmental Governance

Chinese Environmental Governance
Author: Bingqiang Ren
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 251
Release: 2013-12-05
ISBN 10: 1137343680
ISBN 13: 9781137343680
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chinese Environmental Governance Book Review:

In this edited volume, leading environmental policy experts from China, USA, and Europe provide a contemporary view of Chinese environmental policy, analyzing current discussions among various actors and agencies. The book covers a wide range of topics including the gap between national policy goals and their local implementation, cultural and social factors shaping political behavior, legal and political systems affecting environmental policy creation and execution, new societal forces participating in environmental policymaking and governance, and local state strategies tasked with navigating a mix of political, legal, and societal forces. Featuring in-depth, empirically-grounded analyses with interdisciplinary approaches, the book is ideal reading for scholars interested in the complex nature of balancing Chinese environmental sustainability and economic growth.

China s Environmental Challenges

China s Environmental Challenges
Author: Judith Shapiro
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-01-19
ISBN 10: 0745698670
ISBN 13: 9780745698670
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China s Environmental Challenges Book Review:

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.

Environmental consciousness in Southeast and East Asia

Environmental consciousness in Southeast and East Asia
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:66782748
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental consciousness in Southeast and East Asia Book Review:

China s Great Urbanization

China s Great Urbanization
Author: Zheng Yongnian,Litao Zhao,Sarah Y. Tong
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2016-10-19
ISBN 10: 9781138943315
ISBN 13: 1138943312
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China s Great Urbanization Book Review:

China s extraordinary economic boom since the late 1970s has been accompanied by massive urbanization, with the proportion of the population living in cities rising from 18% in 1978 to 54% in 2014. Currently the Chinese government has amongst its objectives the target to increase this to 60% by 2020, and also to improve the quality of China s cities. This book examines a wide range of issues connected to China s urbanization. It considers the many problems which have come with rapid urbanization, including urban housing problems, difficulties affecting rural migrants in urban areas, and a lack of social protection. It examines areas of current reform, including land reform, shanty town renewal and moves to address environmental problems. It explores governance issues, and throughout assesses how urbanization in China is likely to develop in future. "

Environmental Activism in China

Environmental Activism in China
Author: Lei Xie
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-08-06
ISBN 10: 1134020260
ISBN 13: 9781134020263
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Activism in China Book Review:

Major environmental degradation is a serious problem for China as the country's economy continues to grow at a phenomenal pace. In recent years environmental organisations have begun to emerge in China, and in some cases have had remarkable success in affecting policies which would have had significant adverse impacts on the environment. This book, based on extensive original research, adopts a multi-disciplinary research approach to examine environmental activism in China, focusing on four cities. It analyses the nature, characteristics, strategies, organizational modes and influence of what could be labeled a Chinese environmental movement in-the-making. In particular, this volume highlights the specificities of Chinese environmental activism in an increasingly globalizing world, along with a comparison to the environmental movement in Western Europe and North America.

Environmental Governance in China

Environmental Governance in China
Author: Neil Carter,Arthur P.J. Mol
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-09-13
ISBN 10: 1317998340
ISBN 13: 9781317998341
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Governance in China Book Review:

This is the first examination of how China is currently dealing with environmental problems and challenges, and of its successes, failures and dilemmas. This new book gives special attention to the development of ‘environmental governance’ in contemporary China, especially on the urban industrial and infrastructure sectors, showing how the rapid economic growth that has transformed China in recent years has major implications for the environment, as well as future economic development. Leading international scholars explore a range of key issues, including: economic growth and the environment the environmental policy process the legal framework for environmental protection the role of environmental NGOs energy policy water issues biotechnology and GMOs the international dimension. This book shows how environmental policy, politics and governance are core issues posed by China’s accelerated economic development. At the same time it analyzes, illustrates and argues that major steps are under way in taking up these challenges. In doing so the book provides an in-depth, balanced and comprehensive assessment of contemporary environmental reforms in China. This book was previously published as a special issue of Environmental Governance.

Environmental Education in China

Environmental Education in China
Author: Gerald A. McBeath,Jenifer Huang McBeath,Tian Qing,Huang Yu
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-12-31
ISBN 10: 0857933507
ISBN 13: 9780857933508
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Education in China Book Review:

China's environmental problems increasingly attract global attention, yet critics often overlook the sizable efforts of the Chinese people and government to change attitudes and behavior, in order to improve environmental outcomes. This much-needed bo

Chinese Environmental Governance

Chinese Environmental Governance
Author: Bingqiang Ren
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 251
Release: 2013-12-05
ISBN 10: 1137343680
ISBN 13: 9781137343680
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chinese Environmental Governance Book Review:

In this edited volume, leading environmental policy experts from China, USA, and Europe provide a contemporary view of Chinese environmental policy, analyzing current discussions among various actors and agencies. The book covers a wide range of topics including the gap between national policy goals and their local implementation, cultural and social factors shaping political behavior, legal and political systems affecting environmental policy creation and execution, new societal forces participating in environmental policymaking and governance, and local state strategies tasked with navigating a mix of political, legal, and societal forces. Featuring in-depth, empirically-grounded analyses with interdisciplinary approaches, the book is ideal reading for scholars interested in the complex nature of balancing Chinese environmental sustainability and economic growth.

The King of Trees

The King of Trees
Author: Acheng,Bonnie S. McDougall
Publsiher: New Directions
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9780811218665
ISBN 13: 081121866X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The King of Trees Book Review:

Three classic novellas--The King of Trees, The King of Chess, The King of Children--that completely altered the landscape of contemporary Chinese fiction.

The Retreat of the Elephants

The Retreat of the Elephants
Author: Mark Elvin
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 604
Release: 2004-03-10
ISBN 10: 0300133537
ISBN 13: 9780300133530
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Retreat of the Elephants Book Review:

The eminent China scholar delivers a landmark study of Chinese culture’s relationship to the natural environment across thousands of years of history. Spanning the three millennia for which there are written records, The Retreat of the Elephants is the first comprehensive environmental history of China. It is also a treasure trove of literary, political, aesthetic, scientific, and religious sources, which allow the reader direct access to the views and feelings of Chinese people toward their environment and their landscape. China scholar and historian Mark Elvin chronicles the spread of the Chinese style of farming that eliminated elephant habitats; the destruction of most of the forests; the impacts of war on the landscape; and the re-engineering of the countryside through gigantic water-control systems. He documents the histories of three contrasting localities within China to show how ecological dynamics defined the lives of the inhabitants. And he shows that China in the eighteenth century was probably more environmentally degraded than northwestern Europe around this time. Indispensable for its new perspective on long-term Chinese history and its explanation of the roots of China’s present-day environmental crisis, this book opens a door into the Chinese past.

The China Environment Yearbook Volume 1 2005

The China Environment Yearbook  Volume 1  2005
Author: Congjie Liang,Dongping Yang
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 437
Release: 2007-05-28
ISBN 10: 9004156364
ISBN 13: 9789004156364
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The China Environment Yearbook Volume 1 2005 Book Review:

"This yearbook from the publishing wing of CASS features voices of experts and witnesses from the People's Republic of China describing and commenting upon the environment and protection measures in the PRC in 2005. This work can also serve as a primary source for analysis of the political climate for NGOs and public intellectual and policy discourse China"--Provided by publisher.

Institutions Regulatory Styles Society and Environmental Governance in China

Institutions  Regulatory Styles  Society and Environmental Governance in China
Author: Carlos Wing-Hung Lo,Shui-Yan Tang
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2013-08-15
ISBN 10: 1135016100
ISBN 13: 9781135016104
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Institutions Regulatory Styles Society and Environmental Governance in China Book Review:

During the past three decades of rapid industrial growth, China has suffered from devastating environmental degradation. Most scholarly and popular publications have painted a rather pessimistic picture about the worrisome trend. Yet a somewhat more optimistic view has emerged in the past decade given the Chinese government’s increased commitment to fighting industrial pollution, the public’s increased concerns regarding the adverse effects of pollution, and domestic and international civil society’s increased involvement in promoting environmental protection in China. Drawing on the authors’ extensive research on Guangdong Province and a few large cities in other provinces, this book provides an in-depth study on China’s environmental governance and regulatory enforcement in the past two decades. Section 1 examines various institutional constraints for environmental regulation enforcement at the local level and how governance reform efforts in the past decade have contributed to the lessening of those constraints. Section 2 draws on data derived from surveys and interviews conducted in multiple cities and times; it examines the dominant regulatory enforcement styles of local environmental protection bureaus and how these styles vary across different regions and over time. Section 3 examines how various stakeholders—the general public, environmental groups, government entities, and corporations—affect the environmental governance process. Overall, the book presents a cautiously optimistic view on the evolution of environmental governance in China. While highlighting many political, institutional, social, and economic constraints, it also documents many changes that have taken place—including reform efforts from within the government administrative system, increasingly societal concerns and actions, and changing attitudes among corporate executives—potentially paving the way for more effective environmental governance in the future.

Governance of Biodiversity Conservation in China and Taiwan

Governance of Biodiversity Conservation in China and Taiwan
Author: Gerald A. McBeath,Tse-Kang Leng
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN 10: 184720306X
ISBN 13: 9781847203069
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Governance of Biodiversity Conservation in China and Taiwan Book Review:

Written in a readable and concise manner, Governance of Biodiversity Conservation in China and Taiwan makes an interesting contribution to the study of Chinese environmental politics. Kathleen Burton, The China Quarterly McBeath and Leng s work on contemporary Chinese environmental governance and conservation provides an excellent overview of the key issues in the People s Republic as well as a timely comparison with environmental issues in Taiwan. . . McBeath and Leng s book is written in an concise and readable manner appropriate for undergraduate courses, while the breadth and depth of information makes it equally useful for graduate research. This book on China s environment makes a worthy contribution to contemporary conservation studies and policy issues, and should be essential reading for specialists and students working on biodiversity governance issues in China. Jack Patrick Hayes, Pacific Affairs This fascinating volume highlights the ongoing conflict between economic development and environmental protection in both mainland China and Taiwan. The authors value biological diversity and examine its loss and conservation from historical and comparative perspectives. Despite significant differences in institutional frameworks and environmental NGOs on the two sides of the Taiwan Strait, the authors also note a similar approach to biodiversity conservation and the entailed success or failure. This volume is a must read for people who are concerned with the endangered global ecosystem. Students in public policy comparison may find this volume instructive in combining institutional analysis with behavioral observation. Lin Gang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, People s Republic of China China and Taiwan have roughly one-eighth of the world s known species. Their approaches to biodiversity issues thus have global as well as national repercussions. Gerald McBeath and Tse-Kang Leng explore the ongoing conflicts between economic development, typically pursued by businesses and governments, and communities seeking to preserve and protect local human and ecosystem values. China and Taiwan have sharply different political and economic systems. In Taiwan, a public relatively more supportive of sustainable development, a free press, a more transparent decision-making process, and an autonomous civil society have influenced governance. Yet democratization has not guaranteed better environmental outcomes. In China, on the other hand, fragmentation of power and softer forms of authoritarianism than in the Maoist era have created openings for NGOs, scientists, journalists, and officials seeking a sustainable future to participate in the environmental policy making process. The authors provide an explicit and comparative treatment of the national policies preserving rare, threatened, and endangered species and ecosystems. Considerable attention is paid to the actors involved in policy formation and implementation as well as to recent cases concerning biodiversity conservation in China and Taiwan. This comprehensive volume will appeal to students and researchers in the areas of political science, environmental science and politics, environmental activists in national and international NGOs, and members of multinational corporations working in developing countries.

Environmental Consciousness and Urban Planning

Environmental Consciousness and Urban Planning
Author: Mahesh N. Buch
Publsiher: Orient Blackswan
Total Pages: 81
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9780863113765
ISBN 13: 0863113761
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Consciousness and Urban Planning Book Review:

On urbanization in India within a global context.