Greening East Asia
The Rise of the Eco-developmental State
- PUBLISHED: November 2020
- SUBJECT LISTING: Asian Studies, Environmental Studies
- BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 344 Pages, 6 x 9 in, 4 b&w illus., 7 maps, 14 charts, 9 tables
- ISBN: 9780295747910
East Asia hosts a fifth of the world’s population and consumes over half the world’s coal, a quarter of its petroleum products, and a tenth of its natural gas. It also produces a third of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions, making it a major contributor to climate change. The region—whose countries share ecological, sociocultural, and political characteristics while varying in size, resource wealth, history, and political systems—offers excellent insights into the complex dynamics influencing environmental politics, advocacy, and policy. With essays addressing Japan after Fukushima, coal plants and wind turbines in China, environmental activism in Taiwan, and sustainable rural development in South Korea, Greening East Asia explores a region’s shift from development to “eco-development” in acknowledgment that environmental sustainability is a critical component of economic growth.
Authors & Contributors
Ashley Esarey is assistant professor of political science at the University of Alberta. Mary Alice Haddad is professor of government, East Asian studies, and environmental studies at Wesleyan University. Joanna I. Lewis is associate professor of energy and environment at Georgetown University. Stevan Harrell is professor emeritus of anthropology and environmental and forest sciences at the University of Washington. The other contributors are Daniel Benjamin Abramson, Simon Avenell, Hsi-Wen Chang (Lenglengman Rovaniyaw), Hua-mei Chiu, Jingyun Dai, Iza Ding, Rob Efird, Hwa-Sheng Gau, Chung Ho Kim, Eunjung Lim, Hui-Nien Lin, Dau-Jye Lu, Kurtis Jia-Chyi Pei, Noriko Sakamoto, Anthony J. Spires, Sasala Taiban, and Yves Tiberghien.
[W]ill be of interest to scholars and policy makers of East Asia who are interested in theoretical frameworks to explicate the transitions in this part of the world.- Journal of Chinese Political Science
Provides a comprehensive look at incredibly important and complicated environmental challenges facing East Asia and, indeed, the rest of the world.- Timothy Hildebrandt, London School of Economics and Political Science
With the growing economic prowess and the deepening environmental problems of that region, I am hopeful that this book can become a standard reference—even for specialists who focus on similar issues elsewhere in the world.- Ming-sho Ho, National Taiwan University