Sediments of Time: Environment and Society in Chinese History (Studies in Environment and History)

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The first comprehensive survey of Chinese environmental history, this book crystallizes a new field of scholarship that studies the creation of distinct environments as a result of the interaction of human social systems with the natural world. Pioneering essays explore new methodologies of historical environmental research, comparisons of China with the West and Japan, and the impact of the early modern ecological transformation on the spread of disease. An indispensable book for those trying to understand the foundations of modern China or the origins of many of contemporary China's most daunting challenges.

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"This volume firmly brings the study of environmental history to focus as an integral part of Chinese history. ...this book will stimulate a good deal of thought on the subject and inspire further work." Ruth I. Meserve, Journal of Asian History

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