Environmental Consciousness in China

Environmental Consciousness in China

Change with Social Transformation

1st Edition - May 23, 2020

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  • Authors: Qiu Zhong, Guoqing Shi
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081003886
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081003893

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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.

Key Features

  • 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


Environmental researchers, Environmentalists, Environmental policy makers, Sociologists

Table of Contents

  • 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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 174
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Chandos Publishing 2020
  • Published: May 23, 2020
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081003886
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081003893

About the Authors

Qiu Zhong

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Oklahoma State University, USA

Guoqing Shi

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Director of Social Development Institute, Director of National Research Center for Resettlement, Hohai University, China

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