Sediments of time : environment and society in Chinese history / edited by Mark Elvin and Liu Tsʻui-jung.

Uniform title
Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009, c1998.
2 v. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.


Studies in environment and history [More in this series]
  • Chiefly revised papers presented to the Conference on the History of the Environment in China held December 13-18, 1993 in Hong Kong.
  • A fuller Chinese-language version published under title: Ji jian suo zhi. Taibei Shi Nan'gang qu : Zhong yang yan jiu yuan jing ji yan jiu suo, 1995.
  • English version first published in 1998 in one volume, this volume is a paperback reissue.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Pt. 1. China's environmental history in world perspective / J. R. McNeill
  • Man's impact on the vegetation and landscape in the Inner Himalaya and Tibet / Wolfgang Holzner and Monika Kriechbaum
  • Villagers' view of environmental history in Yunnan province / Nicholas K. Menzies
  • Environment versus water control / Shiba Yoshinobu
  • Han migration and the settlement of Taiwan / Liu Ts'ui-jung
  • Highlands and lowlands / Anne Osborne
  • Population and ecology along the frontier in Qing China / Eduard B. Vermeer
  • Clear waters versus muddy waters / Pierre-Étienne Will
  • Action at a distance / Mark Elvin and Su Ninghu
  • "It never used to snow" / Robert B. Marks
  • Changes in climate, land, and human efforts / Li Bozhong
  • Pt. 2. Cholera in China, 1820-1930 / Kerrie L. MacPherson
  • Environment and tuberculosis in modern China / Zhang Yixia and Mark Elvin
  • From the Yellow River to the Huai / Christian Lamouroux
  • Official thinking on environmental issues and the state's environmental roles in eighteenth-century China / Helen Dunstan
  • Ecologism versus moralism / Paolo Santangelo
  • Water, love, and labor / Antonia Finnane
  • Nonreclamation deforestation in Taiwan, c. 1600-1976 / Kuo-tung Ch'en
  • Hydroelectricity and industrialization / An-Chi Tung
  • Environmental problems and perceptions in early industrial Japan / Tessa Morris-Suzuki.
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