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How the Qing court sowed the seeds of environmental protection in China

2 months ago
Jiayun Feng
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n interview with Jonathan Schlesinger, author of A World Trimmed With Fur: Wild Things, Pristine Places, and the Natural Fringes of Qing Rule, on the protected natural areas and limits on harvests "in response to environmental degradation" enacted by the rulers of the Qing dynasty (1644-1911).
By Jiayun Feng
Jiayun is a Chinese native and was born in Shanghai, where she spent her first twenty years and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism at Fudan University. Interested in writing for a global audience, she went to NYU Graduate School of Journalism for the Global & Joint Program Studies that allows her to pursue a journalistic career along with her interests in international relations. She has previously interned for Sixth Tone and Shanghai Daily.
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