The First Conference of East Asian Environmental History (EAEH2011)

The Association for East Asian Environmental History (AEAEH) and Academia Sinica welcome you to participate in the First Conference of East Asian Environmental History to be held at Academia Sinica on October 24-26, 2011, with October 27-28 for post conference activities. This conference aims at providing an opportunity for scholars to learn from each other and to identify important environmental issues with historical perspectives. Although the study of environmental history is closely related to local histories and situations, we need to explore and identify common factors that have been influential beyond local and national boundaries. The general theme of this first conference is:
Resource Utilizations and their Impacts.

Venue of the Conference:
Building for Humanities and Social Sciences, Academia Sinica

EAEH2011 Handbook

Keynote Speech 2: Environmental Citizenship: Local and Global Summary
Speaker: Professor Susan Flader

The Local Preparatory Committee
Kuo-tung Chen 陳國棟, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica
Yung-fa Chen 陳永發, Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica
I-chun Fan 范毅軍, GIS Center of the Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, Academia Sinica
Hsin-huang Michael Hsiao 蕭新煌, Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica
Shu-min Huang 黃樹民, Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica
Shi-yung Liu 劉士永, Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinica
Ts’ui-jung Liu 劉翠溶, Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinica (coordinator)
Joan C. Lo 羅紀琼, Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica
Kwang-tsao Shao 邵廣昭, Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica

The Program Committee
Members serve as reviewers
Maohong Bao 包茂紅, Peking University
Kuo-tung Chen 陳國棟, Academia Sinica
Hiroshi Kito 鬼頭宏, Sophia University
Hsin-huang Michael Hsiao 蕭新煌, Academia Sinica
Shu-min Huang 黃樹民, Academia Sinica
Wataru Iijima 飯島涉, Aoyama Gakuin University
Shaw-chen Liu 劉紹臣, Academia Sinica
Ts’ui-jung Liu 劉翠溶, Academia Sinica (coordinator)
Satoshi Murayama 村山聡, Kagawa University
David Pietz, Washington State University
Lihua Wang 王利華, Naikai University
Members without duty
Bozhong Li 李伯重, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Chao-han Liu 劉兆漢, Academia Sinica
Joseph P. McDermott, University of Cambridge
Tae Hoon Moon 文泰勲, Chung Ang University
Peter Perdue, Yale University
Billy K. L. So 蘇基朗, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Keynote Speakers
1. Professor Mark Elvin
Professor Mark Elvin is Senior Research Associate of the Center for World Environmental History, University of Sussex. He is Professor Emeritus at the Division of Asian and Pacific History, School of Asian and Pacific Studies, AustralianNationalUniversity. He is leading environmental historian of China with several publications to his credit.

2. Professor Susan Flader
Professor Susan Flader is Professor Emeritus at the Department of History, University of Missouri. She is former President of the American Society for Environmental History and serves on many other professional and environmental boards and committees. She taught courses on U.S. western and environmental history, world environmental history, and the history of Missouri. In addition to numerous articles, she has authored or edited six books.

3. Professor Ranjan Chakrabarti
Professor Ranjan Chakrabarti (MA, Ph.D. JU, Cal.) is currently Professor of History (formerly Professor and Head) at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. Professor Chakrabarti, is one of the earliest scholars in India to undertake research in the history of crime, criminality, protest and environmental history of colonial India. Besides a large number research articles in learned national and international journals and edited volumes, he has authored Authority and Violence in Colonial Bengal (1998). Professor Chakrabarti’s other major publications include Terror, Crime and Punishment (Kolkata: Readers Service, 2010), Situating Environmental History (Delhi: Manohar, 2007), Does Environmental History Matter? (Calcutta: Readers Service, 2006), Random Notes on Modern Indian History (Calcutta: Readers Service, 2006 and 2008).

Rules of the Conference

  • Online registration for participation will be opened from January 15 to July 30, 2011. Every participant please registers online in time, regardless whether presenting a paper (poster) or not.
  • Academia Sinica will provide the cost of travel and accommodation for the three keynote speakers. All other participants please find your own supports for the cost.
  • Rooms at the Center of Academic Activities, Academia Sinica, are reserved for keynote speakers and paper (poster) presenters from abroad or out of Taipei; other participants please make your choice of hotel.
  • The Conference will provide three simple lunches and two dinners for all participants, please confirm your attendance when register.
  • For paper presenters (including Ph.D. Roundtable), the deadline for submitting the full paper online will be September 15, 2011. The submitted full paper will be available for reading online before the Conference, but not for download.
    Each presenter will have 20 minutes to deliver your paper at the scheduled session.
  • For poster presenters, please prepare a two-page PPT (PowerPoint) file, the first page shows the title and author and the second the outline of your poster, and send to Miss Hsiao-yun Liu at email: by October 1, 2011. Each presenter should bring your poster to the Conference and put it up on the site assigned by 2PM on October 24, 2011.
    Each presenter will have 10 minutes to introduce your poster at the Plenary Poster Session


Tentative Program of EAEH2011, October 24-28, 2011

Monday, October 24



Conference Hall

Conference Room 1

Conference Room 2








Opening Ceremony


Group Photo





Keynote Speech 1

Chair: Fan-sen Wang
Speaker: Professor Mark Elvin




Tea Break





Parallel Session 1

1.1 Environmental Thought
(Media Conference Room)
Chair: Young-tsu Wong
    Yim-tze Kwong
    Lihua Wang
    Tatsushi Fujihara

1.2: Landscape
Chair: David Pietz
    Jiesheng An
    Andrea Janku
    Jianxiong Ma
    Zhaoqing Han

1.3: Political Ecology
Chair: Eric Clark
    Akihisa Setoguchi
    Yan Gao
    Peter Lavelle
    Eric Clark and Huei-Min Tsai


Lunch Break





PhD. Roundtable


PhD. Roundtable 1
    Lihua Wang
    Andrea Janku
    Chi-Ying Chang
    Chunghao Kuo
    Marlon Zhu

PhD. Roundtable 2
    Hiroshi Kito
    Ya-wen Ku
    Makoto Hanashima
    Xinhao Du


Tea Break





Poster Session

Plenary Poster Session(Conference Hall)
Chair: Ts’ui-jung Liu and Joan Chi-chiung Lo
Presenters: Jia Hong-wei, Peng Zuo, Daxue Wang, Jinyong Cao,
Hidenori Terauchi, Li Zhang, Chung-Ho Wang, Yi-tze Lee







Tuesday, October 25



Conference Hall

Conference Room 1

Conference Room 2


Keynote Speech 2

Chair: Ts’ui-jung Liu
    Professor Susan Flader




Tea Break





Parallel Session 2

2.1: Environmental Policy
(Media Conference Room)
Chair: Xueqin Mei
    Susumu Kitagawa
    Lee-in Chen Chiu
    Tsuo-Ming Hsu

2.2:Environment and Ethnicity
Chair: Shu-min Huang
    David Bello
    James Beattie
    Chun-chieh Chi and H. H. M. Hsiao

2.3: Climate History
Chair: Shaw Chen Liu
    Xingguang Wang
    Jianxin Cui
    Masayoshi Nakawo et al.


Lunch Break





Parallel Session 3


3.1: War and Environment
Chair: Yung-fa Chen
    Lei Kang & Jin Liu
    Micah Muscolino

3.2: Disaster and Prevention
Chair: Chang-yi Chang
    Hiroshi Kito
    Satoshi Murayama
    Shaw Chen Liu


Short Break





Parallel Session 4


4.1: Marine Life Conservation
Chair: Micah Muscolino
    Yu-shang Li
    Jun Akamine
    Te-chih Chen

4.2: Pollution
Chair: Hurng-jyuhn Wang
    Xueqin Mei
    Paul Jobin
    Shao-li Lu


Tea Break





Special Film Session

Green Fire: Aldo Leopold's Legacy, with Asian Commentary
Chair: Susan Flader
    Shen Hou
    Chun-Chieh Chi









Wednesday, October 26



Conference Hall

Conference Room 1

Conference Room 2


Keynote Speech 3

Chair: Chao-han Liu
    Professor Ranjan Chakrabarti




Tea Break





Parallel Session 5

5.1:Land Use
Chair:I-chun Fan
    Kazuyuki Watanabe
    Yuehtsen Chung
    Kohei Matsunaga

5.2: Water Resource
Chair: Kuo-tung Chen
    Shinobu Iguro
    David Pietz
    Shu-min Huang

5.3: Ethics and Justice
Chair: H. H. Michael Hsiao
    Shih-Jung Hsu et al.
    Hua-pi Tseng


Lunch Break





Parallel Session 6


6.1: Health and Disease
    Wataru Iijima
    Shiyung Liu
    Hiroshi Kawaguchi
    Emiko Higami & Kenichi Tomobe
    Shiyung Liu
    Mika Merviö
    Wataru Iijima

6.2: Forest
    Satoshi Murayama
    Zhaoqing Han
    Motoko Hara
    Yohei Wakabayashi
    Taro Takemoto
    Chih-da Wu et al.


Tea Break





Round Table

Themes for the Next Conference
Chair: J. Donald Hughes
    David Pietz
    Lihua Wang
    Satoshi Murayama
    H. H. Michael Hsiao
    Bozhong Li





General Meeting of AEAEH Members





Closing Ceremony




Farewell Dinner




Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28: Post conference tour

Tentative Program of EAEH2011 Open

Transportation: Open

Map of Conference Venue: Building for Humanities and Social Sciences 3rd Floor 4th Floor

Academia Sinica Map

Online Registration for EAEH2011: September 22, 2011 - October 10, 2011
Registration for the First East Asian Environmental History Conference (EAEH2011) is now open.
All participants must register for the Conference at the following link:

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Online submission of full paper in English (no more than 20,000 words): by September 15, extended to October 1, 2011.
The submitted full paper will be available for reading online before the Conference, but not for download. All papers will be saved in a USB and distributed to registered participants at the Conference. After the Conference, It is planned to have papers reviewed and selected for publication.
The system will be open on July 15, 2011, enter the system (closed)

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