Bibliography: Judith Shapiro


Mao's War Against Nature

Politics and the Environment in Revolutionary China

Book cover for Mao

Even if Chinese civilization has developed more against than with nature, the Mao years were a particular exercise in environmental destruction. In one case-study Shapiro tells the story of the draining of the northern part of Dianchi Lake, one of the first steps turning Kunming's lake into the fetid cess-pool it is today.