Environment and Economy in Chinese History

This is a website created by the undergraduate students enrolled in the course The Environment and Economy in Chinese History (HIST 3820) at Loyola Marymount University in the spring semester of 2019.

Over the course of the semester, the students have each identified a case study of interest in the environmental history of China and conducted independent research on it. These case studies fall into five general themes:

  • Agricultural Systems
  • Water Control
  • Forests and Wildlife
  • Frontiers and Minorities
  • Industrialization and Pollution

Based on their research, the students have written an academic research paper. Then they worked to turn their findings into web pages with the goal of providing accessible information to non-specialists while preserving the complexity of historical processes.

Through collaborative group work, they have also created a landing page for each thematic cluster to highlight the common issues and bigger questions that the individual case studies collectively reflect.

See details about how this class assignment was constructed.

The content of this website is unaltered undergraduate student work.