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    DescriptionChina's spectacular economic growth over the past two decades has dramatically depleted the country's natural resources and produced skyrocketing rates of pollution. Environmental degradation in China has also contributed to significant public health problems, mass migration, economic loss, and social unrest. In The River Runs Black, Elizabeth C. Economy examines China's growing environmental crisis and its implications for the country's future development.Drawing on historical research, case studies, and interviews with officials, scholars, and activists in China, Economy traces the economic and political roots of China's environmental challenge and the evolution of the leadership's response. She argues that China's current approach to environmental protection mirrors the one embraced for economic development: devolving authority to local officials, opening the door to private actors, and inviting participation from the international community, while retaining only weak central control.The result has been a patchwork of environmental protection in which a few wealthy regions with strong leaders and international ties improve their local environments, while most of the country continues to deteriorate, sometimes suffering irrevocable damage. Economy compares China's response with the experience of other societies and sketches out several possible futures for the country.This second edition of The River Runs Black is updated with information about events between 2005 and 2009, covering China's tumultuous transformation of its economy and its landscape as it deals with the political implications of this behavior as viewed by an international community ever more concerned about climate change and dwindling energy resources.


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    Title
    The River Runs Black
    Subtitle
    The Environmental Challenge to China's Future
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Elizabeth C. Economy
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 360
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780801476136
    ISBN 10: 0801476135
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPC
    BIC E4L: ENV
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: RNP
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.3
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    BISAC V2.8: HIS008000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CHINES
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 68
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 46
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: TEC010010
    BIC subject category V2: 1FPC
    BISAC V2.8: BUS099000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: POL044000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 333.70951
    BISAC region code: 2.5.1.0.0.0.0
    LC classification: HC430.E5 E36 2010
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    1, maps
    Publisher
    Cornell University Press
    Imprint name
    Cornell University Press
    Publication date
    15 July 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Ithaca
    Review quote
    "Elizabeth C. Economy has written a well-researched analysis of the environmental degradation that has occurred in China and its implications for the rest of the world. This book will provide critical guidance for the United States and other nations to pursue enlightened policies that will help the Chinese address our mutual environmental problems." Theodore Roosevelt IV, environmentalist and Chair of Strategies for the Global Environment (reviewing the first edition)"