Discovering Nature: Globalization and Environmental Culture in China and Taiwan

ISBN: 9780521548410
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Edition: 1st
Publication Date: 2006-02-20
Number of pages: 200
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Robert Weller's richly documented account describes the extraordinary transformations which have taken place in Chinese and Taiwanese responses to the environment across the twentieth century. The book focuses on nature tourism, anti-pollution movements, and policy implementation to show how the global spread of western ideas about nature has interacted with Chinese traditions. Inevitably differences of understanding across groups have caused problems in administering environmental reforms. They will have to be resolved if the dynamic transformations of the 1980s are to be maintained in the twenty-first century.

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