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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:   eBook : Document : 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: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Menzies, Nicholas K.
Forest and land management in Imperial China.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 1994
(DLC) 93042662
(OCoLC)29566249
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas K Menzies
ISBN: 9780230372870 0230372872
OCLC Number: 759110558
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 175 pages) : maps.
Contents: List of Maps --
List of Tables --
Introduction --
Forests in China --
Forest Stability and Decline: A Delicate Balance --
The Mulan Weichang Imperial Hunting Enclosure --
Temple and Monastic Forests --
Clans, Communities, and Commons --
Trees in Agricultural Systems --
Beyond Timber: Fuelwood, Sericulture, and Fungi --
In the Depths of the Mountains: Logging the Old Growth --
Discussion and Conclusions --
Appendix --
References --
Index. 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.

Abstract:

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.

This book describes six examples of managed forests varying from the Imperial Hunting Enclosure in north-eastern China to intensively cultivated small-scale systems where timber was grown as a commercial product intercropped with other cash crops. The author shows that individuals and communities acted to manage resources for a number of reasons including economic benefit, and religious or symbolic purposes. Users adopted different management strategies to suit their own organisational capacities and changing social and economic conditions.

Sustainability of these management systems depended on the users' ability to control access to and utilisation of the resource, and their ability to adjust to changes over time.

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