China’s Environmental Crisis

Domestic and Global Political Impacts and Responses

  • Joel Jay Kassiola
  • Sujian Guo

Part of the Environmental Politics and Theory book series (EPT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction: China’s Environmental Crisis—A Global Crisis with Chinese Characteristics: From Confucius to Cell Phones

  3. Current Ecological Conditions and Public Policies in China: Desertification, Biodiversity, Climate Change, and Food Security

  4. The Formation and Policy Influences of ENGOs (Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations) in China

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
  5. Environmentally Caused Social Change in China: New Media Technologies and Traditional Confucian Values Updated

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 219-227

About this book


This path-breaking collection covers the significance of China's extreme environmental challenges for both Chinese society and the world, how these challenges are impacting domestic Chinese society and its political institutions, and how these institutions are responding in their efforts to address the environmental problems.


government Institution Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) participation Policy public management

Editors and affiliations

  • Joel Jay Kassiola
    • 1
  • Sujian Guo
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Behavioral and Social SciencesSan Francisco State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Department of Political ScienceSan Francisco State UniversityUSA

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