The ecology of war in China : Henan Province, the Yellow River, and beyond, 1938-1950 (Book, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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The ecology of war in China : Henan Province, the Yellow River, and beyond, 1938-1950

Author: Micah S Muscolino
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Series: Studies in environment and history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the interplay between war and environment in Henan Province, a hotly contested frontline territory that endured massive environmental destruction and human disruption during the conflict between China and Japan during World War II. In a desperate attempt to block Japan's military advance, Chinese Nationalist armies under Chiang Kai-shek broke the Yellow River's dikes in Henan in June 1938,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Micah S Muscolino
ISBN: 9781107071568 1107071569 9781107417595 1107417597
OCLC Number: 884743892
Description: pages cm.
Contents: Introduction; 1. A militarized river: the 1938 Yellow River flood and its aftermath; 2. Stories of survival: refugee migration and ecological adaptation; 3. Military metabolism and the Henan famine of 1942-3; 4. Against the flow: hydraulic instability and ecological exhaustion; 5. The ecology of displacement: social and environmental effects of refugee migration; 6. The land needs the people, the people need the land: beginnings of postconflict recovery; 7. Reconstruction and revolution; Conclusion.
Series Title: Studies in environment and history.
Responsibility: Micah S. Muscolino.

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This book explores the interplay between war and the environment in Henan Province, a hotly contested frontline territory that endured massive environmental destruction and human disruption during  Read more...

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'This is a riveting study of one of modern history's worst war-induced disasters. In 1938 the Yellow River was turned into a weapon of strategic defense, its waters let loose on the North China plain Read more...

 
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