Department or Program

Environmental Studies


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.

First Advisor

Sonja Pieck

Date of Graduation

Spring 5-2014

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

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