Date of Graduation

Spring 5-2014

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Department or Program

Environmental Studies

Number of Pages


First Advisor

Sonja Pieck


Traditional scholarship concerning Chinese Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and the Chinese NGO law discusses the ways that the laws control and restrict Chinese NGOs. However, the prominent rise of Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations (ENGOs) suggests that these laws are not as effective as thought to be. As a result this paper examines seven strategies of ENGOs to better the environmental in face of the NGO laws. Through evaluating four cases and reviewing relevant scholarship I argue that ENGOs resist state interest through media, education, collaboration with government sectors, legal activity, illegal activity, protests and communicating through elaborate social networks.