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Title Environmental history in East Asia : interdisciplinary perspectives / edited by Tsui-jung Liu.
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2014.

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Description 1 online resource
Series Academia Sinica on East Asia
Academia Sinica on East Asia.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Human ecology -- East Asia.
Environmental policy -- East Asia.
East Asia -- Environmental conditions.
Environmental Policy -- history.
Ecology -- history.
History, Medieval.
History, Early Modern 1451-1600.
History, Modern 1601-
Far East.
East Asia.
Contents Scientific curiosity in China and Europe : natural history in the late Ming and the eighteenth century / Mark Elvin -- Environmental ethics and aesthetics : the Laozi revisited / Yim-Tze Kwong -- Vision and significance in environmental policy history / Susumu Kitagawa -- The effect of environment on the war between the Song and the Jin states / Jin Liu and Lei Kang -- The retreat of the horses : the Manchus, land reclamation, and local ecology in the Jianghan plain (ca. 1700s-1850s) / Yan Gao -- Problems concerning the environmental history of the Chinese Loess Plateau / Kohei Matsunaga, Dapeng Yue, and Tatsunori Kawasumi -- The Zhaozhou Bazi society in Yunnan : historical process in the Bazi basin environmental system during the Ming period (1368-1643) / Jianxiong Ma -- Lashihai : changing environmental protection of an Alpine lake and wetland / Shu-Min Huang -- Forest landscape change at the Sihmen reservoir catchment (2002-2007) / Chih-Da Wu [and others] -- Limitation and adaptation : environment and technology in Jifu region's rice cultivation during the Ming and Qing periods (1368-1911) / Xinhao Du and Bo Ren -- Historical knowledge and the response to desertification : a study of agricultural water supply technology in eighteenth-century Northwestern China / Shinobu Iguro -- The aesthetics and politics of Chinese horticulture in late Qing borderlands / Peter Lavelle -- Maize cultivation and its effect on rocky desertification : a spatial study of Guizhou province (1736-1949) / Zhaoqing Han -- Infant mortality and beriberi in Osaka city between the world wars : impact of the mother's diet on infant health / Emilo Higami and Kenichi Tomobe -- Faith healing and vaccination against smallpox in nineteenth-century Japan / Hiroshi Kawaguchi -- Living style diseases : parasite infections and Kaoping region's rural environment / Michael Shiyung Liu -- Ecodemics : facing and mediating the risks from the wild / Mika Merviö -- Beyond uncertainty : industrial hazards and class actions in Taiwan and Japan / Paul Jobin.
Summary "As environmental history has developed as growing sub-discipline within the study of history, great emphasis has been placed on the importance of adopting an interdisciplinary approach. Indeed, as Environmental History in East Asia shows, by drawing on research and methodologies from the fields of science, technology, geography, geology and ecology, we are able to develop a much richer understanding of a regions history. This book provides a comprehensive examination of environmental history in East Asia, ranging temporally from the Ming dynasty to the 21st Century and spatially across China, Japan and Taiwan. Split into four parts, the chapters cover a wide range of fascinating topics, comparing environmental thought and policy in the East and West, the transformation of the landscape, land resource utilization and impact of agriculture and disasters and diseases across the region. A diverse selection of case studies are used to illustrate the chapters, including the role of Daoism, Qing pasturelands and 21st century swine flu. Truly interdisciplinary in approach, this book will be of huge interest to students and scholars of Asian environmentalism, environmental history, Asian anthropology, Asian development studies and Asian history more generally"-- Provided by publisher.
Other Author Liu, Cuirong, editor.
Other Title Print version: Environmental history in East Asia 9780415717700