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READING
Here's a state of things
How did it get this way?
Local Communities
Dev Rev Modernity
Environmental Problems
The Future


WRITING
How did it get this way?
Local Communities
Dev Rev Modernity
Environmental Problems

Readings for Unit 6: THE FUTURE

Wednesday, December 7: Hope

Today we will do four things:
  • Fill out a student evaluation of the class. This is important for me in redesigning the class for the next time I teach it, so please try to be here and fill it out.
  • Watch the Yale 360 film, The Warriors of Qiugang about the kinds of grassroots environmentalism that may be providing some grounds for improvement in some aspects of China's environment.
  • Consider what some experts, say about the task ahead and the possibility of accomplishing it. First, read the rest of Weller's Discovering Nature. Then read the final chapter, Averting the Crisis, of Elizabeth Economy's The River Runs Black: The Environmental Challenge to China's Future.
    Note: I may still add one reading, more up-to-date than those above
  • Have a final discussion about what you think about the prospects for China's Environment and Society in the coming decades.