Woodlands, Warlords, and Wasteful Nations: Transnational Networks and Conservation Science in 1920s China

  title={Woodlands, Warlords, and Wasteful Nations: Transnational Networks and Conservation Science in 1920s China},
  author={Micah S. Muscolino},
  journal={Comparative Studies in Society and History},
  pages={712 - 738}
  • Micah S. Muscolino
  • Published 28 June 2019
  • Environmental Science
  • Comparative Studies in Society and History
Abstract This article investigates the production of conservation science at nodes of transnational networks of encounter through an examination of field studies conducted during the mid-1920s in North China's Shanxi province by the American forester and soil conservation expert Walter C. Lowdermilk with his student, colleague, and collaborator Ren Chengtong. Even in the politically fragmented China of the 1920s, their research on deforestation, streamflow, and erosion benefited from alliances… 
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