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Where the dragon meets the Angry River [electronic resource] : nature and power in the People's Republic of China / R. Edward Grumbine.

By: Grumbine, R. Edward.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Washington, DC : Island Press : Shearwater Books, c2010Description: 1 online resource (236 p., [8] p. of plates) : col. ill., map.ISBN: 9781597268110 (electronic bk.); 1597268119 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): River engineering -- China -- Nujiang Lisuzu Zizhizhou | Water resources development -- Environmental aspects -- China -- Yunnan Sheng | Yunnan Sheng (China) -- Economic conditions | Yunnan Sheng (China) -- Social conditions | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- Sustainable Development | NATURE -- Environmental Conservation & ProtectionGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Where the dragon meets the Angry River.DDC classification: 333.720951/35 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction -- The Highest Good -- The Frontier and the Middle Kingdom -- Under the Jade Dragon -- Old Mountains, Young Parks -- In the Land of Twelve Thousand Rice Fields -- Into the Great Green Triangle -- The Dragon Meets the Angry River -- China 2020 -- Conservation with Chinese Characteristics.
Summary: China's meteoric rise to economic powerhouse might be charted with dams. Every river in the country has been tapped to power exploding cities and factories--every river but one. Running through one of the richest natural areas in the world, the Nujiang's raging waters were on the verge of being dammed when a 2004government moratorium halted construction. Might the Chinese dragon bow to the "Angry River"? Would Beijing put local people and their land ahead of power and profit? Could this remote region actually become a model for sustainable growth? -- Publisher Summary.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-228) and index.

Introduction -- The Highest Good -- The Frontier and the Middle Kingdom -- Under the Jade Dragon -- Old Mountains, Young Parks -- In the Land of Twelve Thousand Rice Fields -- Into the Great Green Triangle -- The Dragon Meets the Angry River -- China 2020 -- Conservation with Chinese Characteristics.

China's meteoric rise to economic powerhouse might be charted with dams. Every river in the country has been tapped to power exploding cities and factories--every river but one. Running through one of the richest natural areas in the world, the Nujiang's raging waters were on the verge of being dammed when a 2004government moratorium halted construction. Might the Chinese dragon bow to the "Angry River"? Would Beijing put local people and their land ahead of power and profit? Could this remote region actually become a model for sustainable growth? -- Publisher Summary.

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