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Elvin, Mark

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Works: 102 works in 366 publications in 7 languages and 10,864 library holdings
Genres: History  Maps  Atlases  Reference works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Pictorial works  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Redactor, Other, win
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Most widely held works by Mark Elvin
Cultural atlas of China by Caroline Blunden( )

48 editions published between 1960 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 3,197 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 retreat of the elephants : an environmental history of China by Mark Elvin( )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 2,233 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
Concepts of nature : a Chinese-European cross-cultural perspective by Hans Ulrich Vogel( )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,234 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
The pattern of the Chinese past : a social and economic interpretation by Mark Elvin( Book )

41 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in English and held by 1,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When they lose their home in the city dump because of urban renewal, the city rats decide to invade a nearby wooded lot and the wood animals enlist the help of a young boy to fight off the attack
The Chinese city between two worlds by Mark Elvin( Book )

15 editions published between 1974 and 1987 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 432 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 314 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 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China by Caroline Blunden( Book )

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

Geographie und Geschichte, Kunst und Wissenschaft, Kaiserreich und Moderne
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 )

12 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atlas de la Chine by Caroline Blunden( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in French and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 70 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 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China : gigante milenario by Caroline Blunden( Book )

10 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

Ben shu jiang shu liao zhong guo 4000 nian lai de jing ji , she hui , zheng zhi zhi du , guan nian , zhi shi he biao da fang shi , yu suo zai de zi ran huan jing zhong de qi hou , tu rang , shui , zhi wu , dong wu zhi jian ji hu li gong sheng you jing zheng chong tu de man chang li shi gu shi . shu de di yi bu fen tao lun liao da xiang nan che , sen lin po huai , zhan zheng , shui li xi tong dui huan jing de ying xiang , gou hua chu zhong guo huan jing shi de " yi fu zong tu "; di er bu fen xuan ze zhe jiang jia xing , gui zhou miao zu yuan ju di he he bei zun hua san ge dian xing di qu de ge an , yong " te xie jing tou " dui " zong tu " jin xing xi hua he qiang hua ; di san bu fen yi " da zi ran de qi shi ", " ke xue yu wan wu sheng ling ", " di guo xin tiao yu ge ren guan dian " san zhang kao cha liao zhong guo li shi shang de huan jing guan nian , qing gan , zhi shi he " tian ren gan ying " si xiang ji qi ying xiang , gei chu liao ru he li jie zhong guo huan jing shi de yi zhong wen hua shi jiao
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 12 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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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 ChinaConcepts of nature : a Chinese-European cross-cultural perspectiveThe pattern of the Chinese past : a social and economic interpretationSediments of time : environment and society in Chinese historyChanging stories in the Chinese worldChinaAnother history : essays on China from a European perspectiveAtlas of China