Fishing Wars and Environmental Change in Late Imperial and Modern China

Volume 07, Issue 4

Micah S. Muscolino's Fishing Wars vividly describes the reciprocal interactions between the sea and the people who make their livelihood from it, social arrangements and institutions, the ecological system and state power. Environmental history, the history of local communities, fishery development, and the transition from Late Imperial to Republican China are all clearly depicted in this book. Muscolino uses appealing stories to convey his in-depth observations and analysis of the conflicts between different fishing groups in the provinces of Zhejiang and Jiangsu, with a focus on the abundant natural resources in the waters around the Zhoushan Archipelago in southeastern China.

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