A Preliminary Attempt to Give a Birdseye View on the Nature of Traditional Eastern (Asian) and Western (European) Environmental Ideas

  • Hong-key Yoon
Part of the Wissenschaftsethik und Technikfolgenbeurteilung book series (ETHICSSCI, volume 19)


I was born and bred in a small Korean village soaked in traditional East Asian environmental ideas. I learned cultural geography and Western-European environmental ideas at Berkeley, California, especially from Carl Sauer and Clarence Glacken. In New Zealand, I studied Maori environmental ideas which are an important tradition of the indigenous people of the land. I wish to use what I have learned from these three cultures in an attempt to discuss some critical points on the nature and origin of Western and Eastern environmental ideas.


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