Sustainable Development in Rural China
The book provides a study of sustainable development in rural China. Because of its huge population and vast land area, this is an important issue not only for China but for the whole world. The research presented is both multi aspect and systematical. It can be likened to a tree where the trunk is the three main aspects: economy, environment and rural society, and the five main branches are agricultural development, industrial pollution, energy security, labor migration and social welfare, and these are the book's five main topics. The research methods of field survey and Sino-Japanese comparison will be of particular interest to readers. The field survey enables readers to become familiar with the environment of rural China. Survey reports and data provide readers with a more profound and vivid understanding of rural China and comparative methods benefit readers from different countries and a variety of cultural backgrounds. For Japanese readers or readers who understand Japanese well, they make China more easily understandable, while Chinese readers gain insights into the country's future and the direction of current developments based on a Japanese frame of reference. For readers outside China and Japan, this book serves as an introduction to Chinese society and also to Japan. Finally, the author provides various paradigmatic scenarios, including default and sustainable. After reading this book, readers will be aware that the earlier and the more we pay attention to these issues, the easier it will be for rural China to achieve a sustainable situation. The author's major is environmental economics and he is a potential scholar with wide range of knowledge. During the period the author did his Ph.D. degree in Japan, he was influenced mainly from three famous scholors: Toudou Fumiaki (Ph.D. of University of Tokyo, envirenmental economics), Takeshi Yamazaki (Ph.D. of SUNY, theory of equilibrium) , and Haga Kenichi (Northeastern University PhD, economic policies). Besides the theory of eonomics, he has learned demography, sociology, environmental engineering. Browsing widely other fields of knowledge and being influenced by several scholors formed him to analyze problems systematically with wide approached. As a scholar who grew up in a village, the author knows rural China and concerned more about this region. This is also the main cause why he has been focusing on the research of rural Chin's sustainable development problems which is the topic of his doctoral thesis. This manuscript cludes the main contents of his doctoral thesis, several parts has been published on some famous journals such as the Jounal of Modern Sociaty and Culture.
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