Alternative Title

Air Pollution in Modern China And the Wisdom in The Traditional Chinese Thought

Abstract

今天,中国有严重的空气污染问题。雾霾的天气越来越多,有些雾霾严重的日子人们甚至看不清楚道路或者别的行人。环保人士呼吁政府及时出台新的环境保护政策,减少二氧化碳和PM2.5。中国的空气污染是一个中国工业化,现代化,和城镇化所带来的新问题。这个问题也是中国人改变了他们传统的宇宙观的直接后果。在传统的中国文化中,出现过很多诗歌,山水画,哲学思想,都表现出中国人对大自然的敬畏和尊重。在这些传统文化的代表作中,我们可以看到人与自然的和谐生活。而二十世纪以来,中国人对大自然的态度有了很大的改变,在改造大自然的过程中,中国人不但污染了自己赖以生存的自然环境,同时也把他们自己跟大自然对立起来,使自己异化。

Today, China has a serious problem with pollution. Smog continually gets worse, sometimes the smog is so serious that every day people are not able to see the road or other people. Environmentalists are calling on the government to introduce new environmental policies to reduce carbon dioxide and PM2.5. China's air pollution is a result of China's industrialization, modernization and urbanization. This issue is also a direct consequence of the Chinese people to change their traditional cosmology. In traditional Chinese culture, there are poetry, paintings and philosophies that reflect how the Chinese people have shown reverence and respect for nature. In the traditional cultural masterpiece, we can see how people lived in harmony with nature. Since the beginning of the 20th century, the Chinese people have greatly changed their attitude with nature, in the nature of transformation process, the Chinese people not only pollute their own survival of the natural environment, but also to their opposition of nature which has resulted in their alienation from nature.

Advisor

Wang, Rujie

Department

Chinese Studies

Disciplines

Chinese Studies | Environmental Studies

Publication Date

2016

Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis

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