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Acknowledgments 1. Introduction: A Short History of Nature Conservation in China PART I The Southeast Uplands: People, Landscapes, and Wildlife 2. A Mountain Mosaic: Biological and Cultural Diversity 3. Lord of the Hundred Beasts: A History of Tigers and People in Southeast China PART II The Tiger and the Pangolin: An Environmental History of the Plumflower Mountains 4. The Wealth of Mountains: Settlement, Subsistence, and Population Change in Meihuashan before 949 5. Three Rises, Two Falls: Political Ecology and Socioeconomic Development in Meihuashan after 1949 6. Burning the Mountains: A Historical Landscape Ecology of the Meihuashan Ecosystem PART III ContemporaryVillage Resource Management and Nature Conservation Strategies 7. Habitat Conservation in the Post-Reform Landscape 8. White Tigers and Azure Dragons: Fengshui Forests, Sacred Space, and the Preservation of Biodiversity in Village Landscapes 9. Eating from the Mountain: Hunting Traditions, the Wildlife Trade, and Wildlife Management 10. Vital Connections: Linking Nature Conservation and Cultural Ecology in Southeast China and Beyond Appendix Notes Glossary References Index Color plates follow page 148Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Nature conservation China History, Wildlife conservation China History, Ecology China History, China Civilization