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China and Chaos

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John E. Coulter illustrates how economic development theory assumes a natural surrounding that is free to take from and dump into. As the last player on the planet to promote a development on a massive scale, China finds the surroundings constrained. A new approach, drawing on Chinese traditional ideas of nature, and some of the building blocks of modern science, may present a better understanding for harmonizing economic development and environmental conservation.Development (2002) 45, 70–75. doi:10.1057/palgrave.development.1110382

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1China Agricultural University, PR of China

Publication date: 2002-09-01

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