Environmental Pollution in China: What Everyone Needs to Know®
Environmental Pollution in China: What Everyone Needs to Know®

1970年代後半に鄧小平が市場改革を導入したとき、現在の中国の姿を想像した人はほとんどいなかったでしょう。それ以来中国のGDPは年平均10%近い成長を遂げ、今や世界第2位の経済規模を誇ります。40年前、道路を支配していたのは飛鴿(Flying Pigeon)の自転車でしたが、今や中国は世界最大の自動車市場となっています。また、40年前には上海の外灘から黄浦江を眺めると、農地といくつかの倉庫や埠頭が見えましたが、今では浦東の未来的な都市景観が広がっています。この間の物質的な発展は、中国人の誇りであり、支配者である中国共産党の正統性を示すものでもあるのです。

  • A concise overview of the environmental crisis in China, which despite government efforts, continues to worsen
  • Shows why the environmental problems in China should matter to everyone
  • Covers the crisis in air, land, and water pollution and explains the effects it is having on the health of the Chinese people

When Deng Xiaoping introduced market reforms in the late 1970s, few would have imagined what the next four decades would bring. China's GDP has grown on average nearly 10 percent annually since, and its economy is now the second largest in the world. Forty years ago, the Flying Pigeon bicycle ruled the roads; today, China is the world's largest car market. And if forty years ago you looked out across the Huangpu River from the Bund in Shanghai, you would have seen farmland and a few warehouses and wharves; now you see the stunning, futuristic cityscape of Pudong. The material progress of the past forty years has been staggering-a source of pride for the Chinese people, as well as a source of legitimacy for the ruling Chinese Communist Party.
But that progress has come at great cost: the extreme pollution of China's air, water, and soil has taken a stark toll on human health. In Environmental Pollution in China: What Everyone Needs to Know®, Daniel K. Gardner examines the range of factors-economic, social, political, and historical-contributing to the degradation of China's environment. He also covers the public response to the widespread pollution; the measures the government is taking to clean up the environment; and the country's efforts to lessen its dependence on fossil fuels and develop clean sources of energy. Concise, accessible, and authoritative, this book serves as an ideal primer on one of the world's most challenging environmental crises.


Chapter 1: An Overview
Chapter 2: Setting the Scene, Some Historical Background
Chapter 3: Economic Development Since the Late 20th Century
Chapter 4: China's New Consumerism
Chapter 5: What's Happening to China's Air?
Chapter 6: Water Contamination and Water Scarcity
Chapter 7: Soil Pollution and Agriculture
Chapter 8: Pollution and Public Health
Chapter 9: China's Pollution/Environment and the World
Chapter 10: Pollution and the Chinese Public
Chapter 11: The State and Environmental Pollution
Chapter 12: The Search for Cleaner Energy
Epilogue: The Environmental Challenge in the 21st Century
Selected Readings


Daniel Gardner, Professor of History, Smith College
Daniel K. Gardner is the D.W. Morrow Professor of History at Smith and the author of several books on China, including Confucianism: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford).


ISBN : 9780190696122

Daniel Gardner
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What Everyone Needs to Know





Environmental Pollution in China: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Environmental Pollution in China: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Environmental Pollution in China: What Everyone Needs to Know®