Drawing on a wide range of Chinese and western sources, this book offers in-depth analysis of the complete range of environmental problems facing China today, from the historical, political, economic and cultural root causes, through the successful and unsuccessful efforts which have been made to find solutions, to possible future scenarios and strategies.

chapter 2|13 pages

Ancient legacies

chapter 3|17 pages

Politics in command

chapter 4|17 pages

Market forces unleashed

chapter 6|15 pages

The Sanxia dam

chapter 7|23 pages

Moving the waters

chapter 8|21 pages

Ecological tramplings

chapter 9|21 pages

Pollution on the periphery

chapter 10|32 pages

Environmental policies