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Forest and land management in Imperial China

Author: Nicholas K Menzies
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1994.
Series: Studies on the Chinese economy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The historical pattern of land use in China has been described as a process of clearance of forest for conversion to agriculture. There is evidence though that forests were protected, maintained, or intensively managed in some places, often for periods of several centuries.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas K Menzies
ISBN: 0333600487 9780333600481 0312102542 9780312102548
OCLC Number: 29566249
Description: ix, 175 pages : maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Forestry and Ethnic Minorities. Why Plant Trees: Enforcement or Incentives? --
7. Beyond Timber: Fuelwood, Sericulture and Fungi. Fuelwood and Charcoal. Silk and Edible Fungi --
8. In the Depths of the Mountains: Logging the Old Growth. Bandits, Logging, and the Pacification of the Wilderness. Economic Links: Markets and the timing of Logging Operations. Control and Enforcement. Constraints on Settlement and Conversion --
9. Discussion and Conclusions. Enforcement and Compliance. Deforestation or Forest Management --
some Issues --
App. Methods Used in the Study --
App. Sources --
References in Western Languages --
References in Chinese and Japanese --
Local and Temple Gazetteers --
Personal Communications.
Series Title: Studies on the Chinese economy.
Responsibility: Nicholas K. Menzies.

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