Tigers, Rice, Silk and Silt: Environment and Economy in Late Imperial South China Robert Marks

ISBN: 9781280153228

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Tigers, Rice, Silk and Silt: Environment and Economy in Late Imperial South China  by  Robert Marks

Tigers, Rice, Silk and Silt: Environment and Economy in Late Imperial South China by Robert Marks
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Challenging the conventional wisdom of Western environmental historians, this book examines the correlations between economic and environmental changes in the southern imperial Chinese provinces of Guangdong and Guangxi (a region historically knownMoreChallenging the conventional wisdom of Western environmental historians, this book examines the correlations between economic and environmental changes in the southern imperial Chinese provinces of Guangdong and Guangxi (a region historically known as Lingnan, South of the Mountains) from 1400 to 1850.

Marks discusses the impact of population growth on land use patterns, the agro-ecology, and deforestation- the commercialization of agriculture and its implications- the impact of climatic change on agriculture- and the ways in which the human population responded to environmental challenges.



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