Area Studies - Regional Sustainable Development Review: China theme is a component of Encyclopedia of Area Studies - Regional Sustainable Development Review in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.
This theme on Area Studies - Regional Sustainable Development Review: China reviews initiatives and activities towards sustainable development in China. Although these presentations are with specific reference to China, they provide potentially useful lessons for other regions as well. These three volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.
Honglie Sun, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Professor of the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS. He graduated from the Department of Pedoagro-chemistry at Beijing Agricultural University in 1954 with a BS degree and from Shengyang Institute of Forestry-soil, CAS in 1960 with an M.Sc. degree. He then engaged in integrated research on Natural Resources and regional development in CAS. Since the 1970s, he has devoted himself to the integrated scientific survey at Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, the establishment of the Chinese Ecosystem Research Network (CERN), and the promotion of regional sustainable development in China. Currently he is a Member of the Standing Committee and a Member of the Resource and Environmental Committee of the National People’s Congress, Director of the Research Center for Regional Sustainable Development of CAS, Chairman of the Scientific Committee for CERN, and Co-Chairman of the Sustainable Agriculture Working Group at China Council for International Co-operation on Environment and Development.