A Case Study of Chinese Migration and Colonial Development in the British Empire, 1860s–1920s

  • James Beattie
Part of the Palgrave Studies in World Environmental History book series (PSWEH)


This chapter examines the environmental impacts of overseas Chinese as a means of developing trans-national Chinese environmental history.1 In particular, it underlines the importance of Pacific hinterlands in shaping the environmental history of China’s Guangdong Province, and adds to broader understandings of regional differences within Chinese environmental history.


Environmental History Chinese Migration Environmental Transformation Mining Claim Chinese Miner 
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