China's Environment: Growth, Resources, Politics

Creative Retirement Institute

November, 2013 and January, 2014

Instructor: Stevan Harrell
Professor of Anthropology
Professor of Environmental and Forest Sciences
University of Washington

Here are the six lectures for the two sessions of the China's Environment Class:
Part I: Introduction
Part II: Agriculture
Part III: Water
Part IV: Energy
Part V: Forests
Part VI: Biodiversity and Environmentalism

And here is a list of books you might want to check out, if you have interests in further reading:

Kirsten Day, ed., China's Environment and the Challenge of Sustainable Development (2005)
Edward Grumbine, Where the Dragon Meets the Angry River (2011)
Michael Hathaway, Environmental Winds (2013)
Robert Marks, China: Its Environment and History (2011)
Judith Shapiro, Mao's War Against Nature (2001)
Judith Shapiro, China's Environmental Challenges (2012)
Vaclav Smil, China's Past, China's Future (2002)
Bryan D. Tilt, The Struggle for Sustainability in Rural China (2010)
Robert Weller, Discovering Nature (2006)