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Nature, environment and culture in East Asia : the challenge of climate change

Author: Carmen Meinert
Publisher: Leiden : Brill, 2013.
Series: Climate and culture, v. 1.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Nature, Environment and Culture in East Asia. The Challenge of Climate Change explores East Asian cultural variations in approaching and solving environmental challenges in the past, present, and future-important perspectives from cultural studies to the current global environmental and climate crisis.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Nature, environment and culture in East Asia.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2013
(DLC) 2013014284
(OCoLC)841212400
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carmen Meinert
ISBN: 9789004253049 9004253041
OCLC Number: 853364882
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 443 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: IDEAS --
Chinese "Unity of Man and Nature" : Reality or Myth? / Heiner Roetz --
Ideas in Daoism Relative to Ecology and the Environment / Paul Jackson --
Environmental Concern : Can Humans Avoid Being Partial? : Epistemological Awareness in the Zhuangzi / Karyn Lai --
Of Eco-Buddhas and Dharma-Roots : Views from the East Asian Buddhist Tradition / Henrik H. Sorensen --
PAST --
A Retrospection of Climate Changes and their Impacts in Chinese History / Ts'ui-jung Liu --
Manipulating the Yellow River and the State Formation of theNorthern Song Dynasty / Ling Zhang --
PRESENT --
Water Diversion Between Official Rhetoric and the Drive to Dominate Nature / Miriam Seeger --
Chinese Environmental Movements : Civil Society Discourses on Climate Change and Environmental Protection / Nora Sausmikat --
"From Worse to Better" : Anti-Desertification Policies on the Tibetan Plateau in the Past Decades / Carmen Meinert & Christian Gudehus --
From Ascetic to Activist : Jiyul Sunim's Korean Buddhist Eco movement / Eunsu Cho --
PROSPECTS --
Killing Three Birds with One Stone : Possibilities of Achieving Environmental Success in Conforming Societies : What Japanese Experiences May Suggest to China / Takashi Kanatsu --
Environmental Think Tanks in Japan and South Korea : Trailblazers or Vicarious Agents? / Alexander Ruser --
Energy and Climate Change in China / Carlo Carraro & Emanuele Massetti --
List of Names and Subjects in Non-Latin Scripts --
Contributing Authors.
Series Title: Climate and culture, v. 1.
Responsibility: edited by Carmen Meinert.

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