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Before the Deluge: The Vanishing World of the Yangtze's Three Gorges


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Oktober 2002

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

A timely and compelling portrait of a world, quickly vanishing under the rising waters of the Yangtze River.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Introduction
* The Towns: Shibao Block, Wushan, and Fengjie
* History and Myth
* Traditional Life
* Outsiders on the River
* War Along the Yangtze
* Taming and Exploiting the River
* New Life Along the River
* The Coming Flood: The Three Gorges Dam and the Future

Portrait

DEIDRE CHETHAM has been a frequent traveller on the Yangtze River for almost twenty years. She has been the Executive Director of the Harvard University Asia Center since 1997, and until 2000 served concurrently as the Executive Director of Harvard's Fairbank Center for East Asian Research. Prior to this, she spent a decade as a U.S. foreign service officer, with assignments in Beijing, East Berlin, and on the Burma desk in Washington D.C. Deirdre Chetham has been a contributor the National Geographic News Service, Gemini News Service in London, and Radio Netherlands International.

Pressestimmen

'...the content is a well-balanced mix of vignettes from real lives and their historical contexts.' - Jo Lusby, City Weekend '...a meticulously researched, emotionally charged account of China's uphill battle to erect the barricade.' - David Johnson, The Asian Reporter 'Readable and informative, it's highly recommended.' - Karin Glendenning, Chattanooga Free Press '...a timely study of a condemned place.' - Washington Post Book World 'A vivid last snapshot of the communities about to come to an end with the flooding of the Three Gorges. Chetham has an intimate understanding from many return visits, informed by her Chinese language and her knowledge of history, geography, society, and politics.' - Ezra Vogel, Research Professor, Fairbank Center, and former Director, Fairbank Center and Asia Center, Harvard 'Deirdre Chetham's evocative and informative portrait of a vanishing world will fascinate anyone who has wondered about the social and cultural implications of The Three Gorges Dam...A poignant work, the significance of which will only increase after the deluge.' - Judith Shapiro, author of Mao's War Against Nature: Politics and the Environment in Revolutionary China '...a meticulously researched, emotionally charged account of China's uphill battle to erect the barricade.' - David Johnson, The Asian Reporter 'Readable and informative, it's highly recommended.' - Karin Glendenning, Chattanooga Free Press '...a timely study of a condemned place.' - Washington Post Book World 'A vivid last snapshot of the communities about to come to an end with the flooding of the Three Gorges. Chetham has an intimate understanding from many return visits, informed by her Chinese language and her knowledge of history, geography, society, and politics.' - Ezra Vogel, research professor at the Fairbank Center, and former director of the Fairbank Center and Asia Center at Harvard
EAN: 9781403964281
ISBN: 1403964289
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2002
Seitenanzahl: 306 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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