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Title Landscape change and resource utilization in East Asia : perspectives from environmental history / edited by Ts'ui-jung Liu, Andrea Janku and David Pietz
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource
Series Academia Sinica on East Asia
Academia Sinica on East Asia
Contents Borders and mosaics, East and West : landscape organization in environmental history / J. Donald Hughes -- Writing the twentieth-century history of water on the north China plain / David Pietz -- Land use change in a mountainous area during the last 300 years from the perspective of the spatial evolution of settlements : the case of the Zhangjiu River Basin in Yunnan Province, China / Renlong Huo -- Taming the black snake : flooding disasters and river regulation of the Zengwen River in colonial Taiwan / Ya-wen Ku -- Transformation through inundation : riziculturing Muslim identity in Qing Dynasty Khotan / David A. Bello -- The role of plant factories in food production and technology in Japan / Kaihei Koshio -- Eco-city development in Japan / Kentarou Inoue -- Ecological construction in coastal southeast China / Ts'ui-jung Liu -- Building the sustainable city of Yilan : the development of environmental governance learning capacity / Huang-Jyuhn Wang and He-Liang Huang -- Nature worship and the environment in Song China / Jin Liu and Lei Kang -- The mountain spirits and lake monsters of Xinjiang Province during the Qing Dynasty / Chuanfei Liu
Summary "Covering the ancient period through to the 21st century, this book examines how landscapes have changed across East Asia over time. Featuring examples of a variety of landscapes, from the riverine and agricultural to the urban and aesthetic, this books thus presents a comprehensive review of East Asian environmental history. The eleven chapters, written by an international team of leading scholars, provide analysis of a wide range of spatial, temporal, and thematic considerations. Seeking to use the concept of landscape to evaluate the opportunities and constraints faced by East Asian communities, it also explores the relationship between landscape transformation and human agency. In so doing, it aims to survey the current methodology and scholarship in the field and demonstrate a new approach which encompasses socio-economic and cultural history, as well as GIS-based geographical studies. Providing an in-depth examination of landscape change across the sub-regions of China and Japan, this book will be useful to students and scholars of Asian History and Environmental Studies."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Human ecology -- East Asia -- History
Land use -- East Asia -- History
Landscape assessment -- East Asia -- Methodology
Landscape changes -- East Asia -- History
Landscapes -- Social aspects -- East Asia
Human ecology.
Land use.
Landscape assessment -- Methodology.
Landscape changes.
Landscapes -- Social aspects.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography.
East Asia -- Environmental conditions -- History
East Asia.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Janku, Andrea, editor
Liu, Cuirong, 1941- editor
Pietz, David Allen, editor
ISBN 1351182897
1351182900 (electronic bk.)
9781351182904 (electronic bk.)