Coping with Calamity: Environmental Change and Peasant Response in Central China, 1736-1949 (BOK)

Jiayan Zhang

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The Jianghan plain in central China is shaped by its relationship with water. Once a prolific rice-growing region that drew immigrants to its fertile paddy fields, since the eighteenth century it has become prone to devastating flooding and waterlogging. Over time, population pressures and dike building left more and more people in the region vulnerable to its frequent water calamities. The first environmental and socioeconomic history of the region, Coping with Calamity considers the Jianghan plain's volatile environment, the constant challenges it presented to peasants, and the peasants' often ingenious and sophisticated responses, in the Qing and Republican periods

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Jiayan Zhang
Forlag
Turpin DEDS Orphans
ISBN 9780774825955
Antall sider 304 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 2,3cm
Vekt 558 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Environmentalist thought & ideology, Human geography