China’s Coming Water Crisis (中国水危机) | UC San Diego

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by Hannah James on May 26th, 2015   920 views

When and Where

  • 26/05/2015
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

  • Robinson Building Complex (IR/PS) Room 3201
    Thurgood Marshall Lane
    La Jolla
    United States
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China's Coming Water Crisis (中国水危机) | UC San Diego

Event Details

One dilemma shared by both China and California is the increased scarcity of water owing to poor resource management and climate change. Dai Qing, one of China’s most remarkable public intellectuals and a long-time activist on environmental issues, will explore how China’s coming water crisis will affect its economic and political future.

**Note this public talk will be conducted in Chinese without English translation

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Free admission.

Hosted by: Fudan-UC Center on Contemporary China and the 21st Century China Program


Dai Qing is a  journalist and author who has published more than 20 books in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and several English- and German-speaking countries. Her 1989 book on the controversial Three Gorges Dam Project on China’s Yangtze River was hailed by the Far Eastern Economic Review as a “watershed event in post-1949 Chinese politics, representing the first use of public lobbying by intellectuals and public figures.”

She continued her pioneering use of environmental investigative journalism in China in a 1997 follow-up book “The River Dragon Has Come!” on the dam project. After publicly denouncing the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, she resigned from the Chinese Communist Party and was  imprisoned for 10 months. In 1992 she was a Nieman fellow at Harvard and is the recipient of the World Association of Newspapers’ Golden Pen for Freedom Award, the Goldman Environmental Award and the Condé Nast Traveler Environmental Award.

Directions to IR/PS. Contact Lisa Lee with questions.

Have questions about 中国水危机?Contact Fudan-UC Center on Contemporary China and the 21st Century China Program


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