Environment, Education, and Society in the Asia-Pacific: Local Traditions and Global Discourses

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Figures, tables and boxes

Figures
1.1 The evolution of ethics 7

Tables
1.1 Relative severity of environmental problems in Asian subregions 11
1.2 Partial estimates of the economic costs of environmental degradation: selected economies and years 12
1.3 Environmentalism in rich and poor countries 21
2.1 A classification of environmental discourses 43
2.2 Biophilic tendencies in the USA and Japan: values of nature and wildlife 44
3.1 Objectives for environmental education in Guangzhou and Hong Kong 69
4.1 Japan: distribution of population 77
4.2 Japan: qualification levels obtained 77
4.3 Japan: ethnic composition of population 78
4.4 Japan: religious beliefs 79
4.5 Key phases in Japan's development 81
4.6 Percentage correct on knowledge of environmental science items among various groups in Japan 92
4.7 Japanese public attitudes on items related to the new environmental paradigm (%) 92
4.8 Anxiety about environmental issues and the need for urgent action in Japan 96
4.9 Japan: measures required to solve environmental problems (1992) 96
4.10 Japan: actions to solve environmental issues (1993) 97
5.1 India: demographic patterns 100
5.2 India: population by religion 103

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Figures, Tables and Boxes vii
  • Foreword xii
  • Acknowledgements xvii
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - Attitudes to Nature in the East and West 4
  • 2 - The Research 28
  • 3 - Environmental Attitudes and Education in Southern China 51
  • 4 - Oya-Shima-Kuni: Japan 75
  • 5 - Living Traditions: India 99
  • 6 - Unity and Diversity: South East Asia 113
  • 7 - Songlines and the Gondwanan Inheritance 135
  • 8 - Voices from the South West Pacific 163
  • 9 - Young People and the Environment 189
  • 10 - Young People and the Environment 221
  • 11 - Listening to the Voice of Youth 251
  • Appendix A 276
  • Appendix B 288
  • Bibliography 313
  • Index 330
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