Resilience, Response, and Reclamation in the Ecology and Environment of Greater China - RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 5-6 DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

The University of Puget Sound Asian Studies Program is pleased to announce an upcoming symposium on environment in China: Resilience, Response, and Reclamation in the Ecology and Environment of Greater China. Presentations in this symposium will capture the trajectory of environmental degradation and remediation, and assess the resilience of the varied environments of Greater China. How has whirlwind modernization and urbanization affected the ability of ecosystems to respond to disturbances and continue functioning? What is recoverable and what is irrevocably lost in the land, air, and water of the Sinophone world? Click here to view symposium abstracts.

Friday, April 5, 2019 - Thomas Hall, Tahoma Room

7:00-8:00pm    Opening Reception. Remarks by Nick Kontogeorgopoulos (Asian Studies Director, University of Puget Sound), Denise M. Glover (Visiting Assistant Professor, Sociology & Anthropology, University of Puget Sound), and Stevan Harrell (Emeritus Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Washington)

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - Thomas Hall, Tahoma Room

8:30-8:55am Daniel Abramson (University of Washington) & Shuang Wu (University of Washington), "Rural Resilience in the Chengdu Plain: a Multi-scale Perspective"
8:55-9:20am Jack P. Hayes (Kwantlen Polytechnic & University of British Columbia), “Fire Fences and Corridors in China’s Fire History: Tools, Policies, and Social and Ecological Resilience and Effects in Sichuan and Heilongjiang Forest Regions”
9:20-9:45am Stevan Harrell (University of Washington), “From ‘Man Must Conquer Nature’ to ‘Building an Ecological Civilization’: Development, Revolution, and Science in CCP Ideology”
9:45-10:10am Rob Efird (Seattle University), “Urban Chinese Childrearing and Social-Ecological Resilience”
10:10-10:35am Guldana Salimjan (University of British Columbia), “Embodiment and Politics of Memory in the Aftermath of Sino-Soviet Split”
10:35-11:00am Coffee Break
11:00-11:25am Luke Habberstad (University of Oregon), “The Rise and Fall of Hydraulic Engineering in Early Imperial China: Evidence from Early Historiography”
11:25-11:50am Bryan Tilt (Oregon State University), “China’s Air Pollution Crisis: Science, Policy, and Citizen Engagement”
11:50-12:05pm Ross Doll (Clark University), “Growing Intervention: State-led Agricultural Modernization, Resilience, and the Limits of Agroecological Reform in China”
12:05-12:40pm Zhiguo Ye (Seattle Pacific University), “Big Is Modern: The Making of Wuhan as a Mega-City in Early Twentieth Century China”
12:40-1:05pm Denise M. Glover (University of Puget Sound), "Traditional Medicines in a Global Economy: Resource Sustainability and Resilience in the Traditional Tibetan Medical Practice of Substitution"
1:05-2:30pm Lunch Break
2:30-5:30pm Afternoon Workshop Sessions