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Chang, Ch'ang-yi David

Works: 6 works in 32 publications in 1 language and 847 library holdings
Genres: Maps 
Roles: Editor, Author, Contributor, htt, Other
Classifications: HC430.5.Z9, 333.720951249
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ch'ang-yi David Chang
Taiwan's environmental struggle : toward a green silicon island by J. F Williams( )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taiwan experienced a highly successful economic transformation in the last 50 years that produced one of Asia's genuine 'miracles' of modern development, in terms of improvement in per capita income and overall quality of material well being for its citizens. The process, though, involved rapid industrialization and urbanization, and breakneck mass consumption, that inevitably resulted in rapid escalation in degradation of the island's fragile air, water, and land, and produced some of the worst environmental pollution to be found anywhere in Asia. This book examines the causes of Taiwan's environmental predicament, engaging in Taiwan's unique geological, geographical, demographical, political, industrial, historical and economic circumstances. In addition, Jack Williams and Ch'ang-yi David Chang assess the efforts of the government, NGOs and private citizens to create a "green" environmentally sustainable island, with a high tech economy based on the silicon chip, the backbone of Taiwan's highly successful IT industry. Finally the authors discuss what can be done to improve Taiwan's environmental future. As the first commercially available book in English on Taiwan's environmental problems this is an invaluable read for students and scholars interested in environmental studies, sustainable development and the island of Taiwan
Rural areas between regional needs and global challenges : transformation in rural space by Walter Leimgruber( )

9 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides an up-to-date account of the many processes shaping and transforming rural space in various parts of the world. The various case studies focus on the multi-functionality of the rural world and the driving forces behind it. The book demonstrates that rural areas are no longer simply characterized by an agricultural economy, and instead accommodate multiple complementary activities. It also touches upon two major changes that have taken place. The first is the process of rurbanization, which has led to the clear distinction between town and countryside becoming blurred: urban traits have penetrated rural areas, and rural traits have invaded towns. The second change is that rural areas are increasingly seen as multi-functional, providers not only of food and other natural resources but also locations for the generation of renewable energy (wind farms, solar farms, biogas) and regions for the preservation of biodiversity. These transformations have resulted in a new understanding and self-image of rural areas and their populations
Taipei Basin, Taiwan, land use, 1983 by Jack Francis Williams( )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International Geographical Union Study Group on Development Issues in Marginal Regions : field excursion guide : August 1-7, 1993( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Decision-making conflict over environmental issues in highland Taiwan - a case of the Te-Chi watershed by Ch'ang-yi David Chang( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Land settlement and development : a case study from Taiwan by Jack F Williams( )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
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Audience level: 0.35 (from 0.26 for Land settl ... to 0.95 for Rural area ...)

Taiwan's environmental struggle : toward a green silicon island
Rural areas between regional needs and global challenges : transformation in rural space
Alternative Names
Chang, David Ch'ang-yi

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