Rationale for Establishing the Association for East Asian Environmental History (AEAEH)
More than twenty scholars doing East Asian environmental history participated in the First World Congress of Environmental History convened by the International Consortium of Environmental History Organizations (ICEHO) in Copenhagen and Malmo during August 4-8, 2009. Because East Asia is not well represented among the current members of ICEHO, many of us who joined in a discussion during the conference agreed to form an association and named it the Association for East Asian Environmental History (AEAEH).
The AEAEH is an organization of individual members engaged in doing research on East Asian environmental issues with historical perspectives. Scholars from fields related to environmental studies, such as history, archaeology, literature, ethics, anthropology, geography, demography, economics, sociology, law, biology, ecology, agronomy, nutrition, medical science, public health, meteorology, geology, and engineering (energy, hydrology, municipal engineering), are all welcome to become members. Interdisciplinary approaches will be emphasized and within the sphere of East Asia a wide temporal span will be covered. Comparative studies, of course, will also be encouraged.
President of AEAEH
Prof. Lihua Wang 王利華 was elected the new President of the Association for East Asian Environmental History (AEAEH) by the General Meeting of the Association on 24 October 2015 for a two-year term (2016-2017).
Prof. Wang is to succeed Prof. Satoshi Murayama
who served as the second President of AEAEH during 2013-2015.
Council of AEAEH
Seven members of AEAEH were elected for the Council of AEAEH during the General Meeting of the Association on 24 October 2015. They are:
Prof. Philip Brown
(The Ohio State University)
Prof. Tatsushi Fujihara 藤原辰史 (Kyoto University)
Prof. Andrea Janku (SOAS, University of London)
Prof. Shiyung Liu 劉士永 (Academia Sinica)
Prof. David Pietz (University of Arizona)
Prof. Akihisa Setoguchi 瀨戶口明久 (Kyoto University)
Prof. Li Zhang 張莉 (Shaanxi Normal University)
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