The state-imposed presence of a 'collective vision' has enabled us to organise each of our Yearbooks around a theme that illuminates a key feature of life and society in the People's Republic during that year. As with the themes or previous years, we have chosen a Chinese character, ran, to express the idea of the 2015's theme of pollution. It has come to mean pollution in the sense of an agent or force that produces a negative change in an object, person or substance. It is part of the Chinese word for pollution, wuran, which, in its modern meaning, refers mainly to environmental pollution and appears in terms denoting particular types of pollution, such as air pollution or the pollution of drinking water.
|Title of host publication||China Story Yearbook 2015: Pollution|
|Editors||Gloria Davies, Jeremy Goldkorn, and Luigi Tomba|
|Place of Publication||Canberra|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|