Nature Cultural Diversity and Building Sustainable Society in Asia

Principal Investigator

MATSUDA Hirotaka

The University of Tokyo

Area : South East Asia

Research framework of the research

Research framework of the research

The environmental degradations associated with modern societies have been based on culture and institutions which reflect the incentives of human beings. Naturally, culture and institution have been dynamically transformed.

The purpose of this research is to examine the East Asian historical experience of poverty, disparity of health, and utilization of natural resources, including agriculture, in order to reveal the significance of change in Asian institutions and cultural diversity and contribute to the construction of sustainable East Asian societies.