Megaproject Case Study of China s Three Gorges Project

Author: Shiu-hung Luk
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781315489513
Release Date: 2016-09-16
Genre: Business & Economics

This volume translates crucial Chinese documents on a debate currently raging in China on a proposed project that has enormous implications for its environmental, economic, and social impact - the Three Gorges (Sanxia) Project on the Yangtze River. The most massive water resource project ever planned in China and one of the largest in the world, the Three Gorges Project would cost $1.1 billion to build, would necessitate the relocation of 1.1 million people, would flood a 375-mile-long area and thus destroy some of China's - indeed the world's - most beautiful scenery, and would threaten the extinction of a rare river porpoise. The editors seek to place the arguments in a clear and scholarly perspective that helps to make this book a valuable source of information.

Before the Deluge

Author: Deirdre Chetham
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1403964289
Release Date: 2004-03-18
Genre: History

The author documents the people, cultures, and villages that are currently being displaced by the largest hydroelectric project on Earth--the dam designed to cross the Three Gorges section of the Yangtze River. Reprint.

Yangtze Remembered

Author: Linda Butler
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804747547
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Photography

A stunning compendium of photographs and travel commentary from eight trips to China's Yangtze River captures the people, environment, and landscape of the Yangtze before, during, and after the Three Gorges Dam opened in June 2003.

The River at the Center of the World

Author: Simon Winchester
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 9781466867499
Release Date: 2014-04-08
Genre: Travel

Rising in the mountains of the Tibetan border, the Yangtze River, the symbolic heart of China, pierces 3,900 miles of rugged country before debouching into the oily swells of the East China Sea. Connecting China's heartland cities with the volatile coastal giant, Shanghai, it has also historically connected China to the outside world through its nearly one thousand miles of navigable waters. To travel those waters is to travel back in history, to sense the soul of China, and Simon Winchester takes us along with him as he encounters the essence of China--its history and politics, its geography and climate as well as engage in its culture, and its people in remote and almost inaccessible places. The River at the Center of the World is travel writing at its best: lively, informative, and thoroughly enchanting. A stunning tour of China, its people, and its history. Chosen as one of the best travel books of 1996 by the New York Times Book Review.

The River at the Center of the World

Author: Simon Winchester
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 9781466867499
Release Date: 2014-04-08
Genre: Travel

Rising in the mountains of the Tibetan border, the Yangtze River, the symbolic heart of China, pierces 3,900 miles of rugged country before debouching into the oily swells of the East China Sea. Connecting China's heartland cities with the volatile coastal giant, Shanghai, it has also historically connected China to the outside world through its nearly one thousand miles of navigable waters. To travel those waters is to travel back in history, to sense the soul of China, and Simon Winchester takes us along with him as he encounters the essence of China--its history and politics, its geography and climate as well as engage in its culture, and its people in remote and almost inaccessible places. The River at the Center of the World is travel writing at its best: lively, informative, and thoroughly enchanting. A stunning tour of China, its people, and its history. Chosen as one of the best travel books of 1996 by the New York Times Book Review.

Fodor s China

Author: Margaret Kelly
Publisher: Fodors Travel Publications
ISBN: 9781400008254
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Travel

Discusses the history and culture of China, offers practical travel advice, and recommends accommodations, restaurants, transportation, and attractions.

British Ships in China Seas

Author: Richard Harding
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105122145241
Release Date: 2004
Genre: British

"Papers presented at a conference held at the Merseyside Maritime Museum in September 2002, organised jointly by the Society for Nautical Research and National Museums on Merseyside"--T.p.

China

Author: Edward Burtynsky
Publisher: Steidl / Edition7L
ISBN: 3865211305
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Photography

"In this book, Edward Burtynsky presents photographs of the remnant and newly established zones of Chinese industrialization - those places created while realizing the "glory" of wealth for a powerful civilization yearning to move forward and join the ranks of modern nations. Using diplomatic channels, Burtynsky has gained rare access to these sites, creating images that are at once arresting and unsettling. These photographs afford us privileged glimpses of the vast social and economic transformation currently underway in China." "Burtynsky casts a watchful eye over the extreme expressions of Chinese industry. His subjects include the Three Gorges Dam, at present the world's largest engineering project and Bao Steel, China's biggest steel producer. He explores the vanishing dinosaurs of old industrial complexes in the north eastern "rust belt" and shipyards at Qiligang, the single most concentrated area of shipbuilding in the country."--BOOK JACKET.

Chinese Ecocinema

Author: Sheldon H. Lu
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9789622090866
Release Date: 2009-12-01
Genre: Social Science

This anthology is a book-length study of China's ecosystem through the lens of cinema. Proposing 'ecocinema' as a new critical framework, the volume collectively investigates a wide range of urgent topics in today's world.

A Single Pebble

Author: John Hersey
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780394756974
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Fiction

An often perilous journey up the Yangtze River aboard a Chinese junk provides a young and impatient American engineer new insights into life's meaning

China Monthly Review

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: UCAL:$C178667
Release Date: 1920
Genre: China

Vol. 37 includes "Special number on extraterritoriality", issued June 19, 1926.