Environmental Compensation Policies and Eco-Nationalism in Modern Japan (19th–20th centuries)

La sixième édition des Journées suisses d’histoire aura lieu du 29 juin au 1er juillet 2022 à l’Université de Genève. Voir le programme

Cyrian Pitteloud (CRJ-CCJ) interviendra sur le thème « Environmental Compensation Policies and Eco-Nationalism in Modern Japan (19th–20th centuries) » dans le panel Botanical Exchange and the Horticultural Trade in the Age of Imperialism and Industrialization, le 1er juillet (9h-10h30) avec Louise Couëffé (Université d’AngersUni), Halea Ruffiner (Université Zürich), Judith Vitale (Université Zürich), et Charles-François Mathis (discutant, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne).
 

This presentation focuses on the emergence of concerns for the preservation of specific landscapes and environments (e.g. forests) in the context of industrialization. Indeed, the acceleration of industrial development in Japan in the second half of the 19th century was accompanied by a strong environmental impact. Under pressure from protest movements, the companies concerned (especially those in the mining sector) were sometimes forced to adopt measures to limit or compensate for their damage. Among the various types of degradation (air pollution, contamination of soil or waterways), the overexploitation of forests and their destruction by the fumes from factories or smelters are particularly visible. Reforestation policies were then put in place, based on long-standing practices in the archipelago. Through various case studies (including the Besshi mine, Ehime Prefecture), the aim is to study the relationship between the environmental consequences of industrialization and the preservation of certain natural types more than others, within the framework of the development of a national landscape aesthetic.



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Yasuko D'Hulst (2022, 28 juin). Environmental Compensation Policies and Eco-Nationalism in Modern Japan (19th–20th centuries). Carnets du Centre Japon. Consulté le 20 juin 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/macj

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