This book seeks to promote better understanding of China through improved knowledge of its geography. It presents papers on a variety of environmental topics in China ranging from earthquake hazards to nature preserves. New research techniques and analytical methodologies are also presented.
1. Management of Earthquake Hazard: The Program of Earthquake Forecasting in China, 1966–1976 2. The Effects of Forest on Water and Soil Conservation in the Loess Plateau of China 3. Assessment of Potential Agricultural Land in Western China with a Geographic Information System (GIS) 4. The Changing Rural Landscape of China: A Study of Gaohe Xian 5. Urban Environmental Quality in China: A Luxury or a Necessity? 6. Water Resources Development and its Environmental Impact on Beijing 7. Nature Preserves and Protected Wildlife in the People's Republic of China 8. Environmental Problems and the Development of Chinese Fisheries 9. The Environment: Chinese and American Views 10. South China in the Twelfth Century, A Translation of Lu Yu 's Travel Diaries, July 3-Dec. 6, 1170 11. China's Island Frontier: Studies in the Historical Geography of Taiwan 12. China, A Geographical Survey 13. Science in Contemporary China