By Ts'ui-jung Liu, James Beattie

Environment, Modernization and improvement in East Asia significantly examines modernization's long term environmental background. utilizing local-level reports and the belief of co-production, it indicates new frameworks for knowing as inter-related approaches environmental, social, and financial switch throughout China and Japan. the amount opens up new issues of comparability and trade inside of East Asia and between East Asia, Europe, and North the USA. atmosphere, Modernization and improvement in East Asia provides major new views to chinese language, eastern, and international environmental historical past, in addition to international heritage and improvement studies.

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27. , Environmental History: A Discourse of the History of Interrelationships Between Humans and Nature [ⅣႺผ㧦ᓬੱ⥜ ⥄ὼ⊛㑸ଥᢍㅀᖵผ] (Beijing: Commercial Press, 2011). 28. Wang Xingguang ₺ᤊశ, China’s Agricultural History and Environmental History [ਛ࿡ㄘผ⥜ⅣႺผ⎇ⓥ] (Zhengzhou: Daxiang Publisher, 2012). 29. Chang Su-Bing ്ై᳢, Three Hundred Years of the Zhuoshui River: History, Society, and the Environment [ᖼֽᄻԿ‫ڣۍ‬Κᖵ‫׾‬ΗषᄎΗᛩቼ] (New Taipei City: Acropolis Publisher, 2014). 30. Bao Maohong ൮⨃⚃, The Origins of Environmental History and its Development [ⅣႺผቑ⊛⿠Ḯ๺⊔ዷ] (Beijing: Beijing University Press, 2012), chapter 8.

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This includes the application of science and technology to intensify the exploitation of resources, such as through application of artificial fertilizers and development of higher-yielding, genetically engineered crops. It encompasses mass production of goods using large-scale industrial manufacturing operations powered by coal, and later oil and other fuel sources. It also takes in a corresponding cluster of attitudes and ways of living associated broadly with the term ‘modernity’: including, but not limited to, a growth in leisure, separation of work and home, growing consumption, industrial labour organization, urbanization, mobility, mass literacy, and nationalism.

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