From its sacred headwaters in the Tibetan Plateau, the Mekong River flows 4,800-km towards the South China Sea, cleaving a boundary between Myanmar, Laos and Thailand, and coursing into the heart of mainland Southeast Asia. To the Tibetans, the Upper Mekong is a powerful spiritual entity. To the Chinese, the river is a means of economic development. By focusing on the interdependency of people and the natural world, students on The Mekong Semester examine how the demand for electricity and anthropocentric resource management is causing irreparable damage to delicate ecosystems and traditional ways of life.
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