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Socio-Environmental Dynamics along the Historical Silk Road ed. by Liang Emlyn Yang et al. (review)

Socio-Environmental Dynamics along the Historical Silk Road ed. by Liang Emlyn Yang et al. (review) BOOK REVIEWS 451 Socio-Environmental Dynamics along the Historical Silk Road. Liang Emlyn Yang, Hans- Rudolf Bork, Xiuqi Fang, and Steffen Mischke, eds. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, 2019. 817 pp., 46 b&w, 126 colour illustrations. Hardcover US $60, ISBN 978-3-030-00727-0; eBook (free), ISBN: 978-3-030-00728-7. Reviewed by Elizabeth BERGER, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Riverside The question of climatic influence on ancient to its title by presenting a truly “socio- human societies has been a focus of research environmental” approach. in archaeology, history, and the environ- The introductory chapter rightly empha- mental sciences for some time. A variety of sizes that the relationship between “climate, methodological approaches and theoretical ecosystems, and societies” is “non-linear, frameworks have been applied to the ques- complex, and variable over time” (p. 34). tion as well, spanning environmental deter- The editors and their coauthors in the minism, collapse narratives, complex Introduction call for studying “coupled social adaptive systems theory, and political econ- and natural evolution,” moving beyond omy. In the volume Socio-Environmental determinism to resilience, and linking cli- Dynamics along the Historical Silk Road,editors matic impact and social response into one Liang Emlyn Yang, Hans-Rudolf Bork, interpretive framework. Given similar recent Xiuqi Fang, and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Perspectives University of Hawai'I Press

Socio-Environmental Dynamics along the Historical Silk Road ed. by Liang Emlyn Yang et al. (review)

Asian Perspectives , Volume 60 (2) – Nov 30, 2021

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BOOK REVIEWS 451 Socio-Environmental Dynamics along the Historical Silk Road. Liang Emlyn Yang, Hans- Rudolf Bork, Xiuqi Fang, and Steffen Mischke, eds. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, 2019. 817 pp., 46 b&w, 126 colour illustrations. Hardcover US $60, ISBN 978-3-030-00727-0; eBook (free), ISBN: 978-3-030-00728-7. Reviewed by Elizabeth BERGER, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Riverside The question of climatic influence on ancient to its title by presenting a truly “socio- human societies has been a focus of research environmental” approach. in archaeology, history, and the environ- The introductory chapter rightly empha- mental sciences for some time. A variety of sizes that the relationship between “climate, methodological approaches and theoretical ecosystems, and societies” is “non-linear, frameworks have been applied to the ques- complex, and variable over time” (p. 34). tion as well, spanning environmental deter- The editors and their coauthors in the minism, collapse narratives, complex Introduction call for studying “coupled social adaptive systems theory, and political econ- and natural evolution,” moving beyond omy. In the volume Socio-Environmental determinism to resilience, and linking cli- Dynamics along the Historical Silk Road,editors matic impact and social response into one Liang Emlyn Yang, Hans-Rudolf Bork, interpretive framework. Given similar recent Xiuqi Fang, and

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