Deep Futures and China’s Environment

by Marcus T. Anthony

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this paper is to unpack the discourse on China’s futures, with a particular focus upon the relationship of Chinese people and the environment. The goal is to problematise the dominant discourse, and view the issue though new perspectives. Two tools from Critical Futures Studies will be employed: Sohail Inayatullah’s Causal Layered Analysis and his Futures Triangle. Two possible scenarios for China’s futures will be used as a focus: Brave New China and the Harmonious Society.

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