Environmental Consciousness in China: Change with Social Transformation discusses the status of environmental consciousness within China from both an economic and political view. It then compares and contrasts the situation in China with Western nations. This is the first book that includes a comparison of urban and rural groups based on China's unique modernization background.
- Considers China's environmental record from an historical perspective
- Assesses the current state of environmental consciousness in China
- Discusses likely future trends in environmental consciousness
- Compares China's record on environmental consciousness with Western nations
Part I. Environmental Degradation and Socio-economic Development 1. China Environmental issues 1950s -21st Century 2. China's Socio-economic Development
Part II. Environmental Consciousness
Essentials for the change 3. What is Environmental Consciousness 4. Mythology 5. Theory
Part III. Does environmental consciousness change? 6. Comparison between China and the U.S 7. Environmental Consciousness Change
Part IV. Why does it change? 8. Research Purpose and Data Collection 9. Pollution Drive 10. Subjective angle: Constructivism 11. Economic angle: Post-material
Part V. Environmental behavior, it matters 12. Protection Willingness 13. Protection Actions 14. Environmental Movement
Part VI How would the future be? 15. From the consciousness to the change 16. Happening NOW
Qiu Zhong has a PhD in Sociology from Hohai University, China and a Professional Science Masters (PSM) degree inEnvironmental Science from Oklahoma State University, USA. Dr. Qiu Zhong's interests lie in environmental sociology and environmental management. She is dedicating to the research of global engagement, and environmental change and management.
Guoqing Shi is the Dean of School of Public Administration of Hohai University and Director of the National Research Center for Resettlement, Hohai University, China. Professor Shi's interests lie in environmental sociology, environment impact assessment, and forced displacement and resettlement.