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Elvin, Mark

Overview
Works: 84 works in 340 publications in 8 languages and 10,868 library holdings
Genres: History  Maps  Reference works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Pictorial works  Bibliography  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Redactor, win, Other
Classifications: DS721, 951
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Most widely held works by Mark Elvin
Cultural atlas of China by Caroline Blunden( )

78 editions published between 1960 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 3,444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China is the world's oldest living civilization, in terms of a continuity of culture, and also one of the great international powers of today. A sharply focused understanding of its past is essential for making sense of its complex present, and archaic China is visible now with a clarity that would hardly have been thinkable a lifetime ago. The purpose of this Atlas is to make this strange and recently discovered world-both past and present-accessible to the general reader.--Page 2 of cover
The pattern of the Chinese past : a social and economic interpretation by Mark Elvin( Book )

38 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in English and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The retreat of the elephants : an environmental history of China by Mark Elvin( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first environmental history of China during the three thousand years for which there are written records. It is also a treasure trove of literary, political, aesthetic, scientific, and religious sources that allow the reader direct access to the views and feelings of the Chinese people toward their environment and their landscape." "Elvin chronicles the spread of the Chinese style of farming that eliminated the habitat of the elephants that populated the country alongside much of its original wildlife; the destruction of most of the forests; the impact of war on the environmental transformation of the landscape; and the re-engineering of the countryside through water-control systems, some of gigantic size. He documents the histories of three contrasting localities within China to show how ecological dynamics defined the lives of the inhabitants. And he shows that China in the eighteenth century, on the eve of the modern era, was probably more environmentally degraded than northwestern Europe around this time."--Jacket
The Chinese city between two worlds by Mark Elvin( Book )

15 editions published between 1974 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sediments of time : environment and society in Chinese history( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays is the first relatively comprehensive survey of the environmental history of China. Written by some of the world's leading Western and Chinese experts, Sediments of Time crystallizes a new and distinct field of scholarship that studies what happens when human social systems interact with the rest of the natural world. This book shows how deforestation, land reclamation, settlement, and water control, when combined with an ever-changing climate, shaped a distinctive and often precarious environment
Changing stories in the Chinese world by Mark Elvin( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commerce and society in Sung China by Yoshinobu Shiba( Book )

6 editions published between 1970 and 1992 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China by Caroline Blunden( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ming tribute grain system by Ayao Hoshi( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Another history : essays on China from a European perspective by Mark Elvin( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concepts of nature : a Chinese-European cross-cultural perspective by Hans Ulrich Vogel( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, inspired by the sociologist Gnnter Dux, co-edited by the historian Hans Ulrich Vogel, and introduced by Mark Elvin, is a collective intellectual masterpiece written by sonic of the world's leading scholars. Its purpose is to illuminate premodern Chinese ways of thinking about Nature by comparing them with their counterpart traditions in Europe. In so doing it also subtly reshapes our understanding of premodern European concepts of the natural world. The domains covered principally include philosophy, language, poetry, science, and mathematics, and their relations with society, technology, and politics. By analyzing the frequent partial similarities between these great two cultural areas in the context of their overall contrasts, it points the way for the first tune to defining accurately the differences that have been critical for world history
Ji jian suo zhi : Zhongguo huan jing shi lun wen ji by Cuirong Liu( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in Chinese and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese studies on the history of water control in China : a selected bibliography = [Chūgoku suirishi kenkyū Nihongo bunken mokuroku]( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Self-liberation and self-immolation in modern Chinese thought by Mark Elvin( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sediments of time : environment and society in Chinese history( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Da xiang de tui que : yi bu Zhongguo huan jin shi by Mark Elvin( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Chinese and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The City in late imperial China by Hugh D. R Baker( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu nei rong you : zhong hua di guo de cheng shi fa zhan, zhong guo cheng shi de yu zhou lun, shi jiu shi ji zhong guo de di qu cheng shi hua, zhong guo she hui de cheng xiang, ya men yu cheng shi xing zheng guan li, chuan tong cheng shi li de da jia zu deng
Science and civilisation in China by Joseph Needham( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why China failed to create an endogenous capitalism : a critique of Max Weber's explanation by Mark Elvin( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atlas of China by Caroline Blunden( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Cultural atlas of ChinaAtlas of China
Alternative Names
Dutton, John 1938-

Elvin, J. Mark D. 1938-

I, Mao-kʻo

I, Mao-k'o 1938-

Mark Elvin Australian academic

Yi, Maoke

Yi, Maoke 1938-

엘빈, 마크

エルヴィン, マーク

マーク・エルヴィン

伊, 懋可

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The pattern of the Chinese past : a social and economic interpretationThe retreat of the elephants : an environmental history of ChinaSediments of time : environment and society in Chinese historyChanging stories in the Chinese worldAnother history : essays on China from a European perspectiveConcepts of nature : a Chinese-European cross-cultural perspectiveSediments of time : environment and society in Chinese historyScience and civilisation in ChinaAtlas of China