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Author
Shapiro, Judith, 1953-
Title
Mao's war against nature : politics and the environment in Revolutionary China / Judith Shapiro.
Imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2001.
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 Asian Library
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 363.7 SHAPIRO
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Phys. Descriptionxvii, 287 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
SeriesStudies in environment and history
Bibliog.Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-268) and index.
ContentsIntroduction -- Population, dams, and political repression: a story of two environmental disasters and the scientists who tried to avert them -- Deforestation, famine, and utopian urgency: how the Great Leap Forward mobilized the Chinese people to attack nature -- Grainfields in lakes and dogmatic uniformity: how "Learning from Dazhai" became an exercise in excess -- War preparations and forcible relocations: how factories polluted the mountains and youths "opened" the frontiers -- The legacy.
SubjectEnvironmental policy -- China -- History -- 20th century.
Environmental degradation -- China -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN0521781507 (hbk.)
0521786800 (pbk.)
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