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Chinese Studies alumna wins prize for best book on Environmental History

last modified Jun 06, 2017 04:05 PM

The River, The Plain, The State - cover imageLing Zhang, who received her MPhil and PhD in Chinese Studies from the University of Cambridge, was selected to receive the 2017 George Perkins Marsh Prize from the American Society for Environmental History. The award is given to the author of the best book of the year dealing with some aspect of environmental history.

Dr Zhang, associate professor of history at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, was honoured for her book The River, the Plain, and the State: An Environmental Drama in Northern Song China, 1048-1128 (Cambridge University Press, 2016). 

The book centres on the flooding of the Yellow River in 1048, an event that changed the river’s course and impacted the lives of millions of residents. Over the next 60 years the population of the region decreased by 50 percent. In 1128, flooding once again changed the course of the river.

 

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