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date: 14 October 2019


Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability

Nowhere is the tension between growing mass consumerism and accelerating environmental degradation more pronounced than in contemporary China. Consumerism in China is not a new development; for hundreds of years Chinese have used material goods to convey status and identity. But mass consumerism is a relatively new phenomenon that has both advantages for those who can afford the new lifestyles and profoundly destructive consequences for the Chinese and global environments. ...

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