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    Essential and further readings are listed under each seminar heading. At the very least, the essential readings from the list should be read for each seminar. However, these are far from exhaustive lists of titles, and the reading lists should be taken as the starting point of your research rather than the finishing point. A vast amount of literature on environmental policies and problems in China has been published in recent years and is constantly coming out. Students are expected and encouraged to conduct their own searches in the University Library, make use of its book and journal holdings, e-journals, e-books, and electronic databases.

  2. Journals 16 items
    1. The Glasgow University Library holds several journals devoted to China which frequently publish articles on environmental topics. You should consult, particularly when writing your essay: 

    2. China information: Zhongguo qing bao - Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden. Documentatiecentrum voor het Huidige China 1986]- (electronic resource =)

      Journal 

    3. The China journal =: Chung-kuo yen chiu - Australian National University. Contemporary China Centre 1995-

      Journal 

    4. The China quarterly - Congress for Cultural Freedom, International Association for Cultural Freedom, University of London. Contemporary China Institute, University of London. School of Oriental and African Studies 1960- (electronic resource)

      Journal 

    5. Journal of contemporary China: Dang dai Zhongguo - Center for Modern China (electronic resource =)

      Journal 

    6. Modern China - JSTOR (Organization), Thomson Gale (Firm) 1975- (electronic resource)

      Journal 

    7. In addition, a large number of environmental social science journals regularly cover China. You should look at:

    8. Development and change - Institute of Social Studies (Netherlands), EBSCO Publishing (Firm) (electronic resource)

      Journal 

    9. Ecological economics - International Society for Ecological Economics (electronic resource)

      Journal 

    10. The following newspapers regularly report on Chinese environmental issues: 

    11. The financial times - Financial Times Limited, LexisNexis (Firm) (electronic resource)

      Journal 

    12. The New York times - LexisNexis (Firm), Thomson Gale (Firm) 1857- (electronic resource)

      Journal 

  3. Internet Resources 14 items
    1. International governmental organisations 6 items
      1. Asian Development Bank

        Website  For information on development projects funded by this body.

      2. UN Unsere Nation China

        Webpage  For information on development projects and more. See especially publications by UNDP, UNEP

      3.  and others, such as:

      4. World Bank

        Website  World Bank main site in English

    2. International NGO websites 1 item
      1. China Environment Forum | Wilson Center

        Webpage  has information and articles about Chinese environmental civil society.

    3. Official Chinese government sites 7 items
      1. China Daily European

        Website  China's official English language newspaper

      2. Ministry of Environmental Protection publications

        Webpage  See in particular: China State of the Environment Reports (since 1991 in both Chinese and English - factual and comprehensive info about state of environment) ; China Environment Yearbook (in Chinese and English, provides coverage of events and actions during the year including legislation and international cooperation) ; China Environmental Statistics Yearbook (more detailed than State of the Environment reports, from 2005 available also in English)

      3. See in particular:

      4. China Statistical Yearbook-2014

        Webpage  See: section on environmental data (includes data from Min Water Resources, Construction, Land and Resources as well as the State Forestry Administration and State Oceanic Administration). Click “General Survey” on the drop down menu.

      5. People's Daily Online

        Website  Official information includes material on the governmental system as well as government White Papers.

      6. Xinhua News Agency online

        Website  Mainland Chinese official news agency

  4. Social Media 1 item
    1. To receive posts about China's environment as well as information about China-related events at University of Glasgow, you can like the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Chinese-Studies-at-University-of-Glasgow-213230052084485/ or follow @nmi_munro on twitter.

  5. Week 1: Introduction: limits to growth, sustainability, stewardship 6 items
    1. Essential Reading 1 item
      1. The limits to growth: the 30-year update - Donella H. Meadows, J²rgen Randers, Dennis L. Meadows 2005

        Book Essential See: Chapter 1

    2. Further Reading 5 items
      1. Principles of environmental sciences - J. J. Boersema, Lucas Reijnders, SpringerLink (Online service) c2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Further See: Beckerman, W., Technical progress, finite resources and intergenerational justice, pp. 473-482. Daly, H., Sustainability is an objective value. 483-490. Hueting, R., A rejoinder to Wilfred Beckerman and Herman Daly, 491-502.

      2. China's great economic transformation - Loren Brandt, Thomas G. Rawski 2008

        Book Further See: Roumasset, James et al., Environmental Resources and Economic Growth, pp.250-285.

      3. When a billion Chinese jump: how China will save mankind - or destroy it - Jonathan Watts 2010

        Book Further See: Chapter 1.

  6. Week 2: Environmental policy in transition: from Mao to the Reform Era 10 items
    1. Essential Reading 2 items
      1. The river runs black: the environmental challenge to China's future - Elizabeth Economy 2010

        Book Essential See Chapters 2-3. Chapter 2 available via Online Resource button.

    2. Further Reading 8 items
      1. The retreat of the elephants: an environmental history of China - Mark Elvin 2004

        Book Further See: Chapters 1-2

      2. The Environmental Legacy of Imperial China - Mark Elvin 12/1998

        Article  Alternative to Elvin book

      3. Patterns of China's lost harmony: a survey of the country's environmental degradation and protection - Richard L. Edmonds 1994

        Book Further See: Chapters 2 and 10 ; Not in Library stock

      4. Green china: seeking ecological alternatives - Ian G. Cook 2013

        Book Further See Chapters 2-4 ; Not in Library stock.

      5. Mao's war against nature: politics and the environment in Revolutionary China - Judith Shapiro c2001

        Book Further See: Introduction and Chapter 5.

      6. Mao's War Against Nature: Legacy and Lessons - Judith Shapiro 2001

        Article  Alternative to Shapiro book

      7. When a billion Chinese jump: how China will save mankind - or destroy it - Jonathan Watts 2010

        Book Further See: Chapter 6

  7. Week 3: China’s Environmental Policy Challenges 20 items
    1. Essential Reading 2 items
      1. Doing a Literature Review Original text - Jeffrey W. Knopf 2006

        Article Essential Make sure you read this before attempting assignment 1.

    2. Further Reading 18 items
      1. The river runs black: the environmental challenge to China's future - Elizabeth Economy, Council on Foreign Relations 2004

        Book Further See: Chapter 4 : The Challenge of Greening China

      2. China's environment and the challenge of sustainable development - Kristen Day 2005

        Book Further See: Economy, E. C., Environmental enforcement in China, pp. 102-120.

      3. Assessing environmental security in China - R Edward Grumbine 09/2014

        Article Further Article is not part of a Library subscription

      4. China's environment and the challenge of sustainable development - Kristen Day 2005

        Book Further See: Ferris, R. J. & Zhang, H. Environmental law in the People's Republic of China: an overview describing challenges and providing insights for good governance, pp. 66-101.

      5. Nature, environment and culture in East Asia: the challenge of climate change - Carmen Meinert 2013

        Book Further See: Kanatsu, T. Killing Three Birds With One Stone, pp. 283-318.

      6. Regional Air Quality Management in China: A Case Study in the Pearl River Delta - Qi Wang, Qiaoling Liu, Min Shao, Yuanhang Zhang 12/2013

        Article Further

      7. When a billion Chinese jump: how China will save mankind - or destroy it - Jonathan Watts 2010

        Book Further See: Chapter 13.

      8. Environmental implications of rural policies in China: a multi-agent model at the level of agricultural households - S. S. Yang, H. J. Qu, S. J. Luan, C. Kroeze 2014

        Article Further The Library doesn’t subscribe to this journal.

      9. China's environment and the challenge of sustainable development - Kristen Day 2005

        Book Further See: Zusman, E. & Turner, J. L. Beyond the bureaucracy: changing China's policy-making environment, pp. 121-149.

      10. Environmental education in China - Gerald A. McBeath, Jennifer H. McBeath, Tian Qing, Huang Yu 2014

        Book 

  8. Week 4: China’s Environmental Politics 30 items
    1. Essential Reading 2 items
      1. Centralizing Trends and Pollution Law Enforcement in China - Benjamin van Rooij, Qiaoqiao Zhu, Li Na, Wang Qiliang 2017-8-10

        Article 

    2. Further Reading 28 items
      1. The authoritarian logic of regulatory pluralism: Understanding China's new environmental actors - Benjamin van Rooij, Rachel E. Stern, Kathinka Fürst 03/2016

        Article 

      2. The Human Dimensions of Pollution Policy Implementation: Air quality in rural China - William P. Alford, Robert P. Weller, Leslyn Hall, Karen R. Polenske 08/2002

        Article Further

      3. The river runs black: the environmental challenge to China's future - Elizabeth Economy, Council on Foreign Relations 2004

        Book Further See: Chapter 5, The New Politics of the Environment.

      4. China's embedded activism: opportunities and constraints of a social movement - Peter Ho, Richard Louis Edmonds 2008

        Book Further See: Ho, P. 'Introduction : embedded activism and political change in a semi-authoritarian context'.

      5. China Environment Series 10

        Webpage Further See: Ma, T. 'Environmental mass incidents in rural China', pp. 33-37.

      6. Environmental performance rating and disclosure: China's GreenWatch program - Hua Wanga, , 1, , Jun Bia, David Wheelera, Jinnan Wangb, Dong Caob, Genfa Luc, Yuan Wangc June 2004

        Article Further

      7. Environmental activism in China - Lei Xie 2009

        Book Further

  9. Week 5: Air Quality 38 items
    1. Essential Reading 1 item
    2. Further Reading 37 items
      1. Growth, Pollution, and Life Expectancy: China from 1991–2012 - Avraham Ebenstein, Maoyong Fan, Michael Greenstone, Guojun He 05/2015

        Article Further

      2. Routledge handbook of environment and society in Asia 2014

        Book Further See: Hsu, A. "Seeing through the smog: China's air pollution challenge for East Asia." Pp. 160-175.

      3. Revealing the Hidden Health Costs Embodied in Chinese Exports - Xujia Jiang, Qiang Zhang, Hongyan Zhao, Guannan Geng 07/04/2015

        Article Further

      4. Statistical analysis of PM2.5 observations from diplomatic facilities in China - Federico M. San Martini, Christa A. Hasenkopf, David C. Roberts 06/2015

        Article Further

      5. China's environment and the challenge of sustainable development - Kristen Day 2005

        Book Further See: Morgenstern, R. D. et al. 'Emissions trading to improve air quality in an industrial city in the People's Republic of China', Pp. 150-179.

      6. OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: China 2007 - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007 (electronic resource)

        Book Further See: Chapter 3 'Air Management'.

      7. China's transportation energy consumption and CO2 emissions from a global perspective - Xiang Yin, Wenying Chen, Jiyong Eom, Leon E. Clarke 07/2015

        Article Further

      8. A review on China's pollutant emissions reduction assessment - Bing Xue, Bruce Mitchell, Yong Geng, Wanxia Ren 03/2014

        Article Further

      9. An interprovincial cooperative game model for air pollution control in China - Jian Xue, Laijun Zhao, Longzhen Fan, Ying Qian 03/07/2015

        Article Further

      10. Ambient air pollutant PM10 and risk of preterm birth in Lanzhou, China - Nan Zhao, Jie Qiu, Yaqun Zhang, Xiaochun He 03/2015

        Article Further

  10. Week 6: Water Quality and Supply 36 items
    1. Essential Reading 1 item
    2. Further Reading 35 items
      1. Urban Water Management in China - Martin Cosier, Dajun Shen 06/2009

        Article Further

      2. Irrigation Development and Water Rights Reform in China - Roger C. Calow, Simon E. Howarth, Jinxia Wang 06/2009

        Article Further

      3. Water Resources Allocation in the People's Republic of China - Dajun Shen, Robert Speed 06/2009

        Article Further

      4. Current status, problems and control strategies of water resources pollution in China - Lei Wu, Tong Qi, Dan Li, Huijuan Yang, Guoqing Liu, Xiao-yi Ma, Jian-en Gao 01/06/2015

        Article Further

      5. East Asia imperilled: transnational challenges to security - Alan Dupont 2001

        Book Further See: Chapter 6 'Star Wars'.

      6. Spatiotemporal Analysis of Heavy Metal Water Pollution in Transitional China - Huixuan Li, Yingru Li, Ming-Kuo Lee, Zhongwei Liu 13/07/2015

        Article Further

      7. Situations of water reuse in China - Shuang Liu & Kenneth M. Persson 01/10/2013

        Article Further

      8. The latent causal chain of industrial water pollution in China - Xin Miao, Yanhong Tang, Christina W.Y. Wong, Hongyu Zang 01/2015

        Article Further

      9. Green china: seeking ecological alternatives - Ian G. Cook 2013

        Book Further See: Chapter 7 'Moving the Waters'.

      10. OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: China 2007 - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007 (electronic resource)

        Book Further See: Chapter 4 'Water Management'.

      11. When a billion Chinese jump: how China will save mankind - or destroy it - Jonathan Watts 2010

        Book Further See: Chapter 14.

      12. A comparison of the water management systems in France and China - Xiaoliu Yang, Jian Xu, Jean-François Donzier, Coralie Noel 10/2013

        Article Further

      13. Governance of the Sponge City Programme in China with Wuhan as a case study - Liping Dai, Helena F. M. W. van Rijswick, Peter P. J. Driessen, Andrea M. Keessen 13/09/2017

        Article 

  11. Week 7: Agriculture and Food Security 52 items
    1. Essential Reading 1 item
    2. Further Reading 51 items
      1. The impacts of climate change on water resources and agriculture in China - Shilong Piao, Philippe Ciais, Yao Huang, Zehao Shen 2010-9-2

        Article 

      2. Managing the Chinese environment - Richard L. Edmonds 2000

        Book Further See: Ash, R. F. and Edmonds, R. L. 'China's land resources, environment and agricultural production', pp. 114-155.

      3. Who will feed China?: wake-up call for a small planet - Lester R. Brown ©1995

        Book Further

      4. East Asia imperilled: transnational challenges to security - Alan Dupont 2001

        Book Further See: Chapter 5 'Is a Food Crisis Likely?'.

      5. Global food markets, trade and the cost of climate change adaptation - Aline Mosnier, Michael Obersteiner, Petr Havlík, Erwin Schmid 2014-2

        Article Further

      6. Developing the meat grab - Mindi Schneider 04/07/2014

        Article Further

      7. China's past, China's future: energy, food, environment - Vaclav Smil 2004

        Book Further See: Chapter 3 'Food'.

      8. China's environment and the challenge of sustainable development - Kristen Day 2005

        Book Further See: Wang, T. and Wu, W. 'Sandy desertification in Northern China', pp. 233-247.

      9. When a billion Chinese jump: how China will save mankind - or destroy it - Jonathan Watts 2010

        Book Further See: Chapters 9 and 11.

      10. Cultivated Land Changes and Agricultural Potential Productivity in Mainland China - Linlin Xiao, Xiaohuan Yang, Hongyan Cai, Dingxiang Zhang 27/08/2015

        Article Further

      11. Chinese Food Security and Climate Change: Agriculture Futures - Liming Ye, Huajun Tang, Wenbin Wu, Peng Yang, Gerald C. Nelson, Daniel Mason-D’Croz, and Amanda Palazzo January 08, 2014

        Article Further

  12. Week 8: China’s Energy Policy and the Environment 28 items
    1. Essential Reading 1 item
      1. Environmental implications of energy policy in china - Nathaniel Aden, Jonathan Sinton 2006-4-1

        Article Essential

    2. Further Reading 27 items
      1. The energy transition in rural China - Leiwen Jiang, Brian C. O'Neill; 2004

        Article  See: International Journal of Global Energy Issues, V.21(1/2), pp.2-26. Available via Online Resource Button.

      2. Sustainability effects of household-scale biogas in rural China - Jorrit Gosens, Yonglong Lu, Guizhen He, Bettina Bluemling 03/2013

        Article Further

      3. Paths Toward Smart Energy: A Framework for Comparison of the EU and China Energy Policy - Bei Han, Ettore Bompard, Francesco Profumo, Qing Xia 04/2014

        Article Further

      4. Large or small? Rethinking China’s forest bioenergy policies - Fredrich Kahrl, Yufang Su, Timm Tennigkeit, Yongping Yang 12/2013

        Article Further

      5. Rising China: global challenges and opportunities 2011

        Book Further See: Kennedy, A. 'China’s Petroleum Predicament: Challenges and opportunities in Beijing’s search for energy security'. pp. 121-135.

      6. Carbon co-benefits of tighter SO2 and NOx regulations in China - Kyung-Min Nam, Caleb J. Waugh, Sergey Paltsev, John M. Reilly 12/2013

        Article Further

      7. China's environment and the challenge of sustainable development - Kristen Day 2005

        Book Further See: Wang, F. & Li, H. Environmental implications of China's energy demands: an overview, pp. 180-200.

      8. Rural Household Energy Consumption in Jiangsu Province of China - Wang Xiaohua, Zhu Liyun, Qian Yuting, Tang Libin 08/2015

        Article Further

      9. When a billion Chinese jump: how China will save mankind - or destroy it - Jonathan Watts 2010

        Book Further See: Chapters 10, 12 and 16

      10. The Politics of Energy - Llewelyn Hughes, Phillip Y. Lipscy 11/05/2013

        Article Further

      11. Bioenergy consumption in rural China: Evidence from a survey in three provinces - Rui Zhang, Taoyuan Wei, Solveig Glomsrød, Qinghua Shi 12/2014

        Article Further

  13. Week 9: Urbanisation and Consumption 31 items
    1. Essential Reading 2 items
    2. Further Reading 29 items
      1. Climate change and urbanization in the Yangtze River Delta - Chaolin Gub, Lingqian Hua, Xiaoming Zhangb, Xiaodan Wangb October 2011

        Article Further

      2. Environmental implications of urbanization and lifestyle change in China: Ecological and Water Footprints - Klaus Hubaceka, , , Dabo Guanb, John Barrettc, Thomas Wiedmannc September 2009

        Article Further

      3. Does the Chinese market for urban land use rights meet good governance principles? - Nesru H. Koroso, Paul van der Molen, Arbind. M. Tuladhar, Jaap A. Zevenbergen 2013-1

        Article Further

      4. Green china: seeking ecological alternatives - Ian G. Cook 2013

        Book Further See: Chapter 5

      5. The Chinese economy: transitions and growth - Barry Naughton 2007

        Book Further See: Chapter 20 'Environmental Quality and the Sustainability of Growth'

      6. When a billion Chinese jump: how China will save mankind - or destroy it - Jonathan Watts 2010

        Book Further See: Chapters 7 and 8

      7. Urban carbon footprint and carbon cycle pressure: The case study of Nanjing - Rongqin Zhao, Xianjin Huang, Ying Liu, Taiyang Zhong 2014-2

        Article Further

  14. Week 10: China’s Role in Global Climate Change 27 items
    1. Essential Reading 1 item
    2. Further Reading 26 items
      1. Extreme weather experiences and climate change beliefs in China: An econometric analysis - Jing Dai, Martin Kesternich, Andreas Löschel, Andreas Ziegler 08/2015

        Article Further

      2. Closing the emission price gap - Ottmar Edenhofer, Michael Jakob, Felix Creutzig, Christian Flachsland 03/2015

        Article Further

      3. Multi-model comparison of the economic and energy implications for China and India in an international climate regime - Daniel J. A. Johansson, Paul L. Lucas, Matthias Weitzel, Erik O. Ahlgren 12/2015

        Article Further

      4. China׳s regional assessment of renewable energy vulnerability to climate change - Bing Wang, Ruo-Yu Ke, Xiao-Chen Yuan, Yi-Ming Wei 12/2014

        Article Further

      5. When a billion Chinese jump: how China will save mankind - or destroy it - Jonathan Watts 2010

        Book Further See: Chapter 17

      6. Rising China: global challenges and opportunities 2011

        Book Further See: Zhang, Y. 'Promoting Global Carbon Equity and Low-Carbon Growth: China’s role in combating global climate change. Rising China: Global Challenges and Opportunities, pp. 137-148.