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Elvin, Mark

Overview
Works: 100 works in 356 publications in 7 languages and 10,865 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Maps  Conference papers and proceedings  Pictorial works  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Redactor, win, Other
Classifications: DS735, 915.103
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Most widely held works by Mark Elvin
The pattern of the Chinese past : a social and economic interpretation by Mark Elvin( Book )

39 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in English and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

23 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 846 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 )

14 editions published between 1974 and 1987 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 431 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 )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is an innovative attempt to convey something of how it has felt since the early nineteenth century to be Chinese. It is based on the assumption that people live their lives in stories, or as if they themselves were in stories - stories that are largely a social inheritance but are also in some measure self-created or at least continually adapted, edited, or extended."--BOOK JACKET. "The author describes and interprets some of the most important stories through which the Chinese have lived their lives in the last two hundred years and their understanding of them."--BOOK JACKET
Commerce and society in Sung China by Yoshinobu Shiba( Book )

6 editions published between 1970 and 1992 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China by Caroline Blunden( Book )

18 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ming tribute grain system by Ayao Hoshi( Book )

5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 239 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 222 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 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Elvin, Ph. D. (1968) in Oriental Studies, University of Cambridge, is Professor Emeritus of Chinese History at the Australian National University. He has published mainly on economic and environmental history as well as history of technology in China. --Book Jacket
Atlas de la Chine by Caroline Blunden( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in French and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ji jian suo zhi : Zhongguo huan jing shi lun wen ji( 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 )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 60 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 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China : gigante milenario by Caroline Blunden( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in Spanish and Portuguese and held by 42 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

Atlante della Cina by Caroline Blunden( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in Italian and held by 14 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

Atlas cultural de China : la más antigua civilización existente by Caroline Blunden( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The retreat of the elephants : an environmental history 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 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 perspectiveAtlas of China