Hong Jiang

Hong Jiang
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa | UH Manoa · Department of Geography and Environment

PhD

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Introduction
Hong Jiang currently works at the Department of Geography and Environment, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Her past research dealt with contemporary human-environmental issues in China. Her current project is "ideas of nature in Chinese thought." She has been studying nature-culture connections in Daoism, and tea and culture in imperial China and contemporary Taiwan.

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To argue for a natural approach for space and place is to evade the widely-practiced social-political approaches in the study of space and place in human geography. And yet, that is what this article attempts to do: To integrate space and place as well as humans and things in a unified approach of nature (derived from ziran ⾃然) from a Daoist perspe...
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Desertification is a serious problem in China and various research studies and surveys have been conducted to address the issue. The Chinese government has launched the ambitious “Great Green Wall” tree-planting programme to control desertification. But problems abound. This chapter reviews the scientific studies of desertification in China, and hi...
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China’s environmental crisis has attracted global concern in recent years. More international attention has been drawn to urban industrial-based water and air pollution due to their dramatic effects and their increasing contribution to the global store of greenhouse gases (Becker 2004, Choking on Growth series 2007). The information on the death of...
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In this millennium, global drylands face a myriad of problems that present tough research, management, and policy challenges. Recent advances in dryland development, however, together with the integrative approaches of global change and sustainability science, suggest that concerns about land degradation, poverty, safeguarding biodiversity, and pro...
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This paper explores why post-reform decentralization in China has failed to bring about environmental sustainability, using a case study from Uxin banner in Inner Mongolia. The local government has promoted intensive grassland improvement in its political, economic, and environmental policies under the umbrella of “ecological construction,” a term...
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This study explores the local experience of a state-initiated campaign to improve the grassland in Uxin Ju, a Mongolian community in northern China, from 1958 to 1966. The contrast between the local experience and the official representation reveals great discrepancies and attests to the ability of local people to utilize state policies to meet loc...
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This paper surveys grassland management in China during the socialist period that began in 1949, examining state policies and local practices as well as views of nature underlying both. The case study is set in Uxin Ju, a Mongol-dominated community in western Inner Mongolia that enjoyed a national reputation in the 1960s for its enthusiasm in the c...
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Human–environmental studies have done much to examine environmental consequences of conflictual politics but have paid scant attention to landscape implications of cooperation, especially when that cooperation is adopted by a group that is seen as politically less powerful. This article examines cooperative politics and its consequences for land us...
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Although remote sensing techniques have become important methodologies in geographical studies, their quantitative tradition and empirical strength have discouraged their use in ethnographically based research of cultural landscapes. Using Uxin Ju of Inner Mongolia in China as a case study, this paper, adopting the approach of mixed methods, explor...
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Multi-criteria evaluation (MCE) is perhaps the most fundamental of decision support operations in geographical information systems (GIS). This paper reviews two main MCE approaches employed in GIS, namely Boolean and Weighted Linear Combination (WLC), and discusses issues and problems associated with both. To resolve the conceptual differences betw...
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are designed for the acquisition, management, analysis and display of georeferenced data. As such they have clear implications for informing the spatial decision making process. Subsequently, recent developments in GIS software and in the conceptual basis for decision making have led to dramatic improvements in...
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Thesis (Ph. D.)--Clark University, 1997. Typewritten manuscript. Bibliography: leaves 211-220.

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Understand Chinese conception of nature through history.