China Seminar | 10 March 2005

Is There an Environmental Movement in China? Beware of the River of Anger

Guobin Yang Guobin Yang

Guobin Yang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, and a Research Scholar in the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures, Barnard College, Columbia University. He is the author of Dragon-Carving and the Literary Mind (Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 2003), an annotated English translation of the 6th-century classic of literary criticism Wenxin Diaolong. His current research focuses on the development of non-governmental organizations in China, the impact of the internet on Chinese civil society, China’s environmental movement, and collective memories of the “Cultural Revolution.” His articles have appeared in Asian Survey, The China Quarterly, Modern China, Journal of Contemporary China, Sociological Forum, The Sociological Quarterly, Theory and Society, and Media, Culture & Society. Guobin Yang is the recipient of several prestigious awards and fellowships.  In 2003, he received a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation “Writing and Research Grant.” In the 2003-2004 academic year, he was a residential fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. Guobin Yang has a Ph. D. in Literary Translation from Beijing Foreign Studies University (1993) and a Ph.D. in Sociology from New York University (2000).