Die vornehme Dame Kuo-kuo und ihre Schwestern reiten aus, Li Gonglin (1049-1106)

Beauties on an Outing, Li Gonglin (1049-1106)

丽人行, 北宋李公麟 (1049-1106)

Weintöpfe in Shaoxing in der Provinz Zhejiang, darin fermentiert «Shaoxing-Reiswein»

Wine pots with Shaoxing wine in Shaoxing, Province Zhejiang

浙江绍兴装绍兴酒的酒坛

Huangshan, den Gelben Bergen, aufgenommen, Provinz Anhui

Huangshan, the Yellow Mountain in Province Anhui

安徽省境内的黄山

Dorf Zhuge in der Provinz Zhejiang

Zhuge Village in Province Zhejiang

浙江省境内的诸葛村

Jiayuguan, ein altes Festung im Westen der Provinz Gansu

Jiayuguan, an old fort in the west of Gansu Province

甘肃省境内的嘉峪关,

Chinesische Mauer etwa 150 km von Beijing entfernt

Great Wall,located about 150 kilometers from Beijing

距离北京大约150公里的长城

Environmental and Not In My Back-Yard Protests in China

Category: Lectures

2014/12/11 06:30 pm CIUB, Seminarraum Shanghai

CIUB-Vorträge
Environmental and Not In My Back-Yard Protests in China
Dr. Simona Grano


Despite its remarkable economic growth since the 1980s, China has paid a terrible price for its unequal development. Lately, environmental degradation, among numerous other issues, intensifies social unrest. While environmental scandals did not make the headlines until a few years ago, recent protests, like those in Shifang and Qidong in the summer of 2012, are making environmental (and related health) issues the subject of mass political action in contemporary China.

Through documentary analysis and review of written sources Dr. Grano will analyze both NIMBY (Not In My Backyard) as well as environmental campaigns that have crossed the divide from cyberspace to become real-life, physical protests. The case studies will illustrate how the internet is shaping social movements and their action repertoire with novel forms of networking and creative practices of expression. Furthermore, while environmentalism was initially a small-scale phenomenon with no implications nor challenges for the political system the violence of recent protests, directed at the siting of polluting facilities on part of an increasingly ecologically aware middle-class in urban areas, prompts the question as to whether this is a new kind of environmentalism emerging, with different expectations and a potentially wider scope, which could threaten China’s present political configuration. 

Sprache

Deutsch

Zeit

11. December 2014, 18:30-20:00

Ort

Confucius Institute at the University of Basel
Seminarraum Shanghai
Steinengraben 22

4051 Basel

Eintritt

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