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Description - Green China by Ian G. Cook

Contemporary China faces serious environmental problems which have been widely documented in the western media, usually accompanied by doom-laden assessments and predictions for the future. This is the first book to locate China's environmental problems in the context of her rapid industrialisation, urbanisation and transition to a market-oriented economy. Drawing on a wide range of Chinese and western sources, the book offers in-depth analysis of the complete range of environmental problems facing China today, from the historical, political, economic and cultural root causes, through the successful and unsuccessful efforts which have been made to find solutions, to possible future scenarios and strategies. Rejecting the blanket pessimism of other studies of the Chinese environment, this book offers a constructive perspective on a subject frequently dealt with in overwhelmingly negative terms.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780700717033
ISBN-10: 070071703X
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: RoutledgeCurzon
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ian G. Cook

Geoffrey Murray has worked in Pacific Asia for over 30 years. He is a Research Associate of the Centre for Pacific Rim Studies, Liverpool John Moores University. Ian Cook is Professor and Head of the Department of Human Geography and Head of the Centre for Pacific Rim Studies at Liverpool John Moores University.

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