publication . Article . 2015

The Landscape Change of Qiang’s Settlements in the Upper Reaches of Minjiang River after Wenchuan Earthquake

Xiaofei Wen; Ying Meng; Changliu Wang;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2015 Journal: International Journal of Built Environment and Sustainability, volume 2 (issn: 1511-1369, eissn: 2289-8948, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Penerbit UTM Press
Abstract
Qiang ethnic group is one of the oldest ethnic groups in China, mainly living in upper reaches of Minjiang River in southwest of China. Qiang’s traditional settlements are valuable cultural heritages. Unfortunately, most of Qiang’s settlements were damaged during Wenchuan earthquake in 2008 in different degree. After the earthquake, settlements were reconstructed in different ways. The landscape of Qiang’s settlements had been changed greatly by dual influences, the destruction of earthquake and reconstruction after earthquake. Researching the changing process of Qiang’s settlements landscape has great significance to the protection of cultural heritage and the ...
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free text keywords: Settlement geography, Geography, Typology, China, Ethnic group, Cultural communication, Economy, Cultural heritage, Cartography, Field research, Human settlement, lcsh:Architecture, lcsh:NA1-9428, lcsh:Human ecology. Anthropogeography, lcsh:GF1-900
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