Yifei Li

Yifei Li is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at NYU Shanghai, and a Global Network Assistant Professor at NYU. His research focuses on the macro-level implications of Chinese environmental governance for state-society relations, marginalised populations and global ecological sustainability, as well as the micro-level bureaucratic processes of China’s state interventions into the environmental realm. He is co-author of China Goes Green: Coercive Environmentalism for a Troubled Planet (Polity, 2020).


Green Transition in China: At What Cost?

China’s approach to tackling the climate crisis is easily touted as decisive, admirable action. But to those paying attention, its human and environmental costs cannot be ignored.

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