Yifei Li is Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at NYU Shanghai, and Global Network Assistant Professor at NYU. Judith Shapiro is Professor and Director of the Masters in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development at American University.
A clearly written, comprehensive and timely volume, China Goes Green will help students, researchers, and the general public understand how to think about China's 'authoritarian environmentalism' or more accurately, as Li and Shapiro argue 'environmental authoritarianism' under Xi Jinping. A concise guide to a very important issue. Emily Yeh, University of Colorado Boulder China Goes Green brilliantly redefines our understanding of modern Chinese governance, dismantling a simplified portrait and illuminating the force, and the flaws, of the centralized approach that some officials call the 'era of coercion.' These insights are vital to understanding not only China's environmental policy but also its handling of public-health emergencies and other issues of urgent global interest. Evan Osnos, author of Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China