312_Vervoorn_7_Environm_Qs - ASAN 312 (Pollard)...

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ASAN 312 (Pollard) Contemporary Asian Civilizations 31 March 2009 Aat Vervoorn, “Environmental Impact,” Ch. 7, in Re Orient: Change in Asian Societies , 3 rd ed. (South Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press, 2006), pp. 187-217. Test yourself. Human-constructed gardens in China, Japan and other countries in Asia reflect a desire to maintain benign, healthy relationships with nature. However, the human imprint on the larger physical landscape requires dramatic improvement, that is, modification. After reading the above chapter, a) explain , b) illustrate or c) challenge each of the following sixteen statements: 1.”The island of Java illustrates many of the environmental problems experienced in contemporary Asia, and the urgency that attends them .” 2. “In addition to having longer experience than other Asian nations of [with] industrialisation and the environmental problems associated with it, Japan has a history of exporting ecological strain .” 3. “A global study undertaken in the late 1990s by the International Water Management Institute
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