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Yangtze! Yangtze!

by Dai Qing (Edited by Probe International's Patricia Adams and John G. Thibodeau).

An extraordinary collection of interviews, essays, and statements by Chinese scientists, journalists, and intellectuals opposed to the massive Three Gorges dam on China's Yangtze River. Originally published in 1989 as the democracy movement was gathering momentum, Yangtze! Yangtze! is credited with pressuring the State Council to postpone the dam, and inspired the democracy movement by striking an unprecedented blow at powerful state authorities promoting the dam. This pioneering critique is now available in English, expanded to include post-Tiananmen events.

 

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Contents

Editors' Note
Preface
Preface (Chinese Edition)
Introduction

PART I Banned in China
Chapter 1. The Struggle to Publish Yangtze! Yangtze! in China
Chapter 2. The Banning of Yangtze! Yangtze!
Chapter 3. The Comeback of the Three Gorges Dam

PART II The Letters
Chapter 4. Questions and Suggestions Concerning the Three Gorges Probe
Chapter 5. Views & Suggestions on the Assessment Report of the Three Gorges Probe
Chapter 6. Please Attend to the Opposing Opinions on the Three Gorges Probe
Chapter 7. Request to the National People's Congress
Chapter 8. Suggestions on the Construction Scheme of the Three Gorges Probe
Chapter 9. Opinions and Recommendations on the Three Gorges Probe

PART III The Interviews
Chapter 10. An Interview with Huang Shunxing
Chapter 11. An Interview with Li Rui
Chapter 12. We Are Very Worried, We Are Very Concerned
Chapter 13. Equal Treatment for Different Opinions & Perspectives
Chapter 14. The Bottomless Project Budget for the Three Gorges Project
Chapter 15. Never Dam the Three Gorges
Chapter 16. Once the Golder Waterway is severed, Can Another Yangtze River be dug?
Chapter 17. Resettlement and Land Loss Will Seriously Disrupt Production
Chapter 18. The Limited Benefits of Flood Control
Chapter 19. The Three Gorges Project: An Enormous Environmental Disaster
Chapter 20. The Tributaries First & the Mainstream of the River Second
Chapter 21. The Three Gorges Project: An Unreasonable Option for Electricity Generation
Chapter 22. International Opposition to the Three Gorges

PART IV The Essays
Chapter 23. Ten Controversial Issues on the Three Gorges Project
Chapter 24. Resettlement in the Three Gorges Project
Chapter 25. High Dam: The Sword of Damocles
Chapter 26. Must a Finished Project Finish Its Environment?
Chapter 27. The Three Gorges Project in the Context of Present Economic & Political Conditions
Chapter 28. Madam Qian Zhengying, Answer my Questions
Chapter 29. The Assessment of the Three Gorges Project Should Have Involved Sociologists...
Chapter 30. Afterword to the Chinese Edition

Appendix A: Historical Chronology of the Three Gorges Project
Appendix B: A Directory of the Sessions of the Leading Group for the Assessment....
Appendix C: The Resolution on the Construction of the Three Gorges Project on the Yangtze River
Appendix D: Some Issues Regarding the Preliminary Design of the Three Gorges Project
Appendix E: A List of Specialists Whose Views on The Three Gorges Project Differ from those of leading...
Appendix F: Some Issues Regarding the Preliminary Design of the Three Gorges Project

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