Advances in Asian Human-Environmental Research

Environmental Issues in China Today

A View from Japan

Authors: Imura, Hidefumi

  • Provides information about the diverse dimensions of environmental issues in China for an understanding of their causes and effects
  • Presents a holistic picture of what is happening in China as a result of its rapid economic growth
  • Helps students as well as businesspeople and policy makers understand how to deal with the resource-hungry economic giant that China is becoming
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About this book

Economic development and environmental issues in China are attracting more and more attention internationally as the country’s large population and vast demands for food, energy, water, minerals, and other resources play an increasingly important role in deciding the fate of the world. There is great interest in learning more about environmental issues in China, but it is not easy to obtain accurate, relevant information because the issues are diverse and are complex phenomena resulting from the interconnections among natural resource constraints and political, social, and institutional systems. This book originally was published in Japanese with the aim of providing Japanese readers with a holistic picture of what was taking place in China with respect to its air, water, energy, and land. The author then prepared an English edition of the same material to use as a book of readings for the Global Environmental Leaders Program at Nagoya University, where he taught many students from Asia and Europe. The book covers the most important environmental issues in China—climatic change, water, air, energy, and resources—together with ongoing policy responses, based on the author’s active involvement in a number of study projects and international cooperation projects in that country. This volume will help readers to understand the causes and results of environmental problems in China and will encourage them to think more deeply about the environmental implications of the country’s rapid economic growth.

About the authors

Dr. Hidefumi Imura, Emeritus Professor, Nagoya University

After Hidefumi Imura received his doctoral degree (1974) in applied physics at the University of Tokyo, he joined the Japan Environment Agency and subsequently worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Yokohama Municipal Government. After 14 years of being engaged in environmental policymaking in national, international, and local institutions, Dr. Imura moved to Kyushu University in 1988, where he was a professor at the Institute of Environmental Systems until August 2000.
From September 2000 until 2011, he was a professor at Nagoya University, moving to Yokohama City University in 2011. Dr. Imura has a wide range of expertise covering domestic and international environmental policy issues, environmental technologies, economics, and information on Japan, China, and other East Asian countries. His research focuses on energy and material flow analysis of human activities in cities, life-cycle assessment of civil infrastructures, and modeling of human and environmental interactions. Dr. Imura served as a lead author of Working Group III of the Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Environmental Problems: Borderless

    Imura, Hidefumi

    Pages 1-13

  • Environmental Issues in China: An Overview from Japan

    Imura, Hidefumi

    Pages 15-36

  • Resource Consumption: Economy with Sound Material Cycles Needed

    Imura, Hidefumi

    Pages 37-59

  • Water: The Key to China’s Destiny

    Imura, Hidefumi

    Pages 61-86

  • Air Pollution: Concern Rising About Health Effects

    Imura, Hidefumi

    Pages 87-97

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-4-431-54120-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-4-431-54119-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-4-431-54702-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environmental Issues in China Today
Book Subtitle
A View from Japan
Authors
Series Title
Advances in Asian Human-Environmental Research
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-54120-2
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-54120-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-54119-6
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-54702-0
Series ISSN
1879-7180
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 148
Topics