Jerry Zee is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology and the High Meadows Environmental Institute at Princeton University. He is the author of Continent in Dust: Experiments in a Chinese Weather System (University of California Press, 2022).

Rise into Dust: Governing Land and Weather Systems in Contemporary China

Since a season of successive massive dust storms in Beijing in the early 2000s, broad political experiments in mitigating dust events have, across the capital’s airshed, reconfigured the problem of land degradation as one of large-scale weather intervention. Dust storms revealed the potential of large tracts of the continental interior to become airborne. Downwind of […]

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