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Mao's War against Nature

Politics and the Environment in Revolutionary China (Studies in Environment and History)

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This edition was published in by Cambridge University Press

Written in English

306 pages

Judith Shapiro, in clear and compelling prose, relates the great, untold story of the devastating impact of Chinese politics on China's environment during the Mao years. Maoist China provides an example of extreme human interference in the natural world in an era in which human relationships were also unusually distorted. Under Mao, the traditional Chinese ideal of 'harmony between heaven and humans' was abrogated in favor of Mao's insistence that 'People Will Conquer Nature'. Mao and the Chinese Communist Party's 'war' to bend the physical world to human will often had disastrous consequences both for human beings and the natural environment. Mao's War Against Nature argues that the abuse of people and the abuse of nature are often linked. Shapiro's account, told in part through the voices of average Chinese citizens and officials who lived through and participated in some of the destructive campaigns, is both eye-opening and heartbreaking.

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Cover of: Mao's War against Nature
Mao's War against Nature
2008, Cambridge University Press
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Cover of: Mao's War against Nature
Mao's War against Nature: Politics and the Environment in Revolutionary China (Studies in Environment and History)
March 5, 2001, Cambridge University Press
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Cover of: Mao's War against Nature
Mao's War against Nature: Politics and the Environment in Revolutionary China (Studies in Environment and History)
March 5, 2001, Cambridge University Press
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Judith Shapiro, in clear and compelling prose, relates the great, untold story of the devastating impact of Chinese politics on China's environment during the Mao years. Maoist China provides an example of extreme human interference in the natural world in an era in which human relationships were also unusually distorted. Under Mao, the traditional Chinese ideal of 'harmony between heaven and humans' was abrogated in favor of Mao's insistence that 'People Will Conquer Nature'. Mao and the Chinese Communist Party's 'war' to bend the physical world to human will often had disastrous consequences both for human beings and the natural environment. Mao's War Against Nature argues that the abuse of people and the abuse of nature are often linked. Shapiro's account, told in part through the voices of average Chinese citizens and officials who lived through and participated in some of the destructive campaigns, is both eye-opening and heartbreaking.

Mao's War against Nature

Politics and the Environment in Revolutionary China (Studies in Environment and History)

This edition was published in by Cambridge University Press


First Sentence

"Our story begins not in the physical world but in the political one - with a struggle among human beings."

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
306
Dimensions
8.8 x 6 x 0.9 inches
Weight
1 pounds

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OL7753881M
ISBN 10
0521786800
ISBN 13
9780521786805
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1112689
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609048

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