Environment, Modernization and Development in East Asia

Perspectives from Environmental History

  • Ts’ui-jung Liu
  • James Beattie

Part of the Palgrave Studies in World Environmental History book series (PSWEH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction—Environment, Modernization, and Development in East Asia: Perspectives from Environmental History

  3. Modernization and Development in Comparative Perspectives

  4. Waterscapes: Development, Modernization, and Society

  5. Landscape Commodification

  6. Reactions to Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Hsin-Hsun Huang, Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao, Shih-Jung Hsu
      Pages 223-250
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 270-301

About this book


Environment, Modernization and Development in East Asia critically examines modernization's long-term environmental history. Using local-level studies and the idea of co-production, it suggests new frameworks for understanding as inter-related processes environmental, social, and economic change across China and Japan. The volume opens up new points of comparison and exchange within East Asia and among East Asia, Europe, and North America. Environment, Modernization and Development in East Asia adds significant new perspectives to Chinese, Japanese, and global environmental history, as well as world history and development studies.


Asia Asian history China ecology environment history human geography Japan population social science society World History

Editors and affiliations

  • Ts’ui-jung Liu
    • 1
  • James Beattie
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Taiwan HistoryAcademia SinicaTaiwan
  2. 2.Historical Research UnitUniversity of WaikatoNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-84803-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-57231-8
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