Title

Getting rich is glorious' : environmental values in the People's Republic of China

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Environmental Values

Publication Date

5-1-2004

Volume

13

Issue

2

First Page

145

Last Page

165

Publisher

White Horse Press

Keywords

China, Consumption, Environment, Globalisation, Values

Abstract

Pollution and overuse of resources in China have profound implications for the Chinese people and the world. Globalisation may be partly to blame for this situation, but it is hardly the only explanation. China has been overusing its resources for centuries. Traditional values appear to offer environmentally benign guidance for China's economic development, but they are largely impotent in the face of now-pervasive values manifested in Western-style consumption. Government policies go some way toward addressing this problem, but what may be required is a new set of values that brings self-interest and environmental protection into common cause.

DOI

10.3197/0963271041159831

Print ISSN

09632719

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2004 The White Horse Press. Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.

Full-text Version

Publisher’s Version

Language

English

Recommended Citation

Harris, P. G. (2004). Getting rich is glorious': Environmental values in the People's Republic of China. Environmental Values, 13(2), 145-165. doi: 10.3197/0963271041159831

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