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Magee on Chinese Environmental Movement

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Darrin Magee was recently quoted in the Earth Island Journal article “Green Dragon,” regarding the burgeoning Chinese environmental movement.

The article examines challenges to environmentalism in the country, noting the distinctly Chinese political and social climate. Magee speculates, “I don’t see a knight riding in on a green horse tomorrow, but nor do I see environmental activism in China being shut down in the future,” characterizing the movement as “a two-steps-forward-and-one-step-back kind of advance.”

Magee is a China geographer with expertise in water and energy in China. He earned an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Washington, along with a B.A. in French and B.S. in mathematics from Louisiana State University. His doctoral dissertation was titled “New Energy Geographies: Powershed Politics and Hydropower Decision Making in Yunnan, China.” He has authored a number of articles on China’s water and energy, the most recent of which is “Salience and magnitude of dam impacts in small and large hydrodevelopment scenarios in China,” which appeared in the journal Water Alternatives. In 2011, he was selected as one of 20 Public Intellectuals Program Fellows by the National Committee on United States-China Relations.

The full article is available online.