Kanako Kodama is an associate professor of Eurasian Languages and Cultures at the Faculty of Letters, Chiba University, Japan. Her research focuses on environmental and cultural changes over the past sixty years in Inner Mongolia, China. Currently she is researching the urbanization of Mongolian pastoralists by the desertification and “ecological migration” and its reflection on societies and cultures. Major publications include “Groundwater Resource Crisis Caused by 'Ecological Migration,'" case studies of Mongolian pastoralists in Ejene Banner, and "Alasha League in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region” in Ecological migration: Environmental policy in China (2010).
Department of Eurasian Studies, Chiba University