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Jennifer Li 09/21/09 Peter Lavelle Environment and Agriculture in Modern China Pragmatism versus Ideology Since the late Imperialism period, China had been taking paths that deviated significantly from its ancient times; people seem to have forgotten the traditions and philosophies that used to matter greatly to their ancestors. It is arguable to say that the balance between nature and humans—as ancient philosophers used to emphasize and follow—was offset by the apparent benefits of industrialization and economic growth. The Western invasion of China in the late eighteenth century opened up a new perspective for the Chinese and geared them in a different direction economically and as a people. In order to adjust to external forces such as economic pressures, population expansion, and modern industrialization, China had no other choice but to abandon some of its traditional ideologies. Throughout the imperial times, nature took a great role in the monarchs’ decision
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