Managing the Chinese Environment

Paperback | March 16, 2000

EditorRichard Louis Edmonds

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In the coming decades environmental issues will play an increasing role in China's economic development drive, internal politics, legal development, international relations, and regional development issues. While several books have appeared in the 1990s which describe tangible aspects ofChina's environmental degradation, this book concentrates its attention on management of China's environment within various contexts and represents the state of thinking on the subject by some of the world's key social scientists in this field. It contains an international perspective ofenvironmental problems in China often lacking in books about the Chinese environment. Chapters discuss environmental degradation in Chinese history, organisation of China's environmental protection network, the legal framework for environmental protection, agricultural land issues, water issues,biodiversity, energy, pollution, public health, and business opportunities for foreign firms. While this book shows that there is lots of room for optimism, it also indicates that many environmental problems remain intractable and some are worsening.

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In the coming decades environmental issues will play an increasing role in China's economic development drive, internal politics, legal development, international relations, and regional development issues. While several books have appeared in the 1990s which describe tangible aspects ofChina's environmental degradation, this book conc...

Richard Louis Edmonds is Senior Lecturer in Geography with reference to China at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in the University of London. Previously Director of the Contemporary China Institute at SOAS he is also Editor of The China Quarterly.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:March 16, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198296355

ISBN - 13:9780198296355

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Table of Contents

Richard Louis Edmonds: IntroductionMark Elvin: The Environmental Legacy of Imperial ChinaAbigail R. Jahiel: The Organization of Environmental Protection in ChinaMichael Palmer: Environmental Regulation in the People's Republic of China: The Face of Domestic LawLester Ross: China: Environmental Protection, Domestic Policy Trends, Patterns of Participation in Regimes and Compliance with International NormsRobert F. Ash and Richard Louis Edmonds: China's Land Resources, Environment, and Agricultural ProductionJames E. Nickum: Is China Living on the Water Margin?Liu Changming: Environmental Issues and the SouthNorth Water Transfer SchemeJames Harkness: Recent Trends in Forestry and Conservation of Biodiversity in ChinaVaclav Smil: China's Energy and Resource Uses: Continuity and ChangeEduard B. Vermeer: Industrial Pollution in China and Remedial PoliciesJudith Banister: Population, Public Health, and the Environment in ChinaBruce Tremayne and Penny de Waal: Business Opportunities for Foreign Firms related to China's Environment

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`an insight into the environmental challenges facing China in the first decade of the twenty-first century. This publication provides a brief, authoritative and readable progress report which is essential reading for those involved in China's natural resources sector.'Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy Internet Journal