CSEAS Colloquium with Dr. Bao Maohong, December 18, 2015
2015/12/18 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
This is an announcement to invite you to the CSEAS Colloquium for December 2015.
Date & Time: 18 December (Friday) 2015, 16:00-17:30
Place: Middle-sized Meeting Room (No. 332), 3rd Floor, Inamori Foundation Building, Kyoto University
Title: Soil Erosion and Conservation in the Philippines (1903-1987)
Speaker: Dr. Bao Maohong（包茂红）(Professor of history department, Peking University, China and Visiting Research Scholar, CSEAS, Kyoto University)
Soil is not only the integral part of agroecological system, but also the base for agricultural development. Due to locating in the tropics, soil in the Philippines is easier to be eroded by water. In order to set up a model colony, American authority launched soil survey in the Philippines in 1903. The Philippine nationalist government continued this program and finished in 1987. This presentation will address three questions as below from the perspective of agroecological history: Soil survey in the Philippines, soil erosion in the Philippines, and soil conservation in the Philippines.
Dr. Bao Maohong is Professor of history department, Peking University, China, and is now the visiting research scholar at CSEAS of Kyoto University. His main publications include: Forest and Development: Deforestation in the Philippines, 1946-1995 (China Environmental Science Press, 2008); 『中国の環境ガバナンスと東北アジアの環境協力，北川秀树 监译』(はる書房，2009年); The Origins of Environmental History and Its Development (Peking University Press, 2012). He is currently researching the making of modern agriculture in the Philippines and its transformation from the perspective of agroecological history.