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[Throughout the imperial era the Chinese state took an active role in promoting the livelihood of farmers. Here I focus on the diffusion of an iconic wet-rice landscape (figure 10.1) to ask how the fundamental values of governance characteristic of the Chinese state, in conjunction with...
[In one way or another, an ecological approach to premodern Burmese history is not new. Indeed, the two main American historians of premodern Burma, Victor B. Lieberman and Michael A. Aung-Thwin, have made ecology central to their arguments of dynastic rise and collapse. Aung-Thwin, for example,...
[Two centuries of colonial intervention, warfare, and economic recovery have transformed Vietnam from an area of generally low population density and sufficient natural resources into a country where the present population pressure takes its toll on environmental and natural resources. These...
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