Brooke Wilmsen, Ruth Gamble, Pichamon Yeophantong, Uchralt Otede (Chair: Amy King)
Through a range of disciplinary perspectives in anthropology, history, international relations, and development, this roundtable discussion will explore the multiple logics of environmental dispossession and degradation in China and beyond. It will discuss the relationship between major infrastructure construction, development and the state, and the problem of development-forced displacement and contestation. It will attempt to assess how the policies of China’s central government are shaping China’s regions, neighbouring countries, and their peoples. And it will consider the implications of China’s growing role in global environmental governance.