Forest and Land Management in Imperial China

Forest and Land Management in Imperial China

by N. Menzies
     
 

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Although China is generally considered to have suffered continuous deforestation over most of its history, forests were protected or even planted and maintained for centuries in some places. This study identifies six such cases. It uses historical evidence to show that individuals and communities act to manage resources sustainably for a number of reasons including

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Although China is generally considered to have suffered continuous deforestation over most of its history, forests were protected or even planted and maintained for centuries in some places. This study identifies six such cases. It uses historical evidence to show that individuals and communities act to manage resources sustainably for a number of reasons including economic benefit, religious or symbolic purposes, and that sustainability of the management system depends on the form of control exerted over the resource.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333600481
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
09/01/1994
Series:
Studies on the Chinese Economy Series , #14126
Edition description:
1994
Pages:
175
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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