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Liu, Danni

Danni Liu, MA

Alumnus (Dissertation completed 2023)

Dissertation Title

"Waste, Water and Chinese Immigrants in Post-Gold Rush California"

(Supervised by Prof. Dr. Uwe Lübken)


My study investigates the environmental footprint of Chinese immigrants in California from 1860s to 1880s. I look into their environmental practices on water management, waste water treatment in agriculture and laundry business, as well as the cultural and political factors, water laws, traditional philosophies behind them. I ask further the social and cultural role of water during the integration of Chinese immigrants in the society of the US.