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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/346464
Title:
Agro-environmental Sustainability of the Yuanyang Rice Terraces of Yunnan Province, China
Authors:
Fullen, Michael A.
Abstract:
The Hani minority people of Yunnan Province (south-west China) have developed a complex and sustainable agro-environmental system of terraced rice paddy fields in Yuanyang (22°49’-23°19’N, 102°27-103°13’E). The Hani people have maintained this intricate and elaborate system for over 1,300 years, with some 3,000 terraces covering about 11,000 hectares. Hence, during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), the Emperor awarded the Hani people the title of “Magic Mountain Sculptors” for “building their ladders to Heaven.” However, geographic isolation and proximity to the, until recently, politically-sensitive border with Vietnam, has meant the Yuanyang terraces have attracted scant scientific attention. If we can understand how this system is sustained, we can learn lessons which hopefully can be applied more generally.
Citation:
Espaço Aberto, PPGG - UFRJ, V. 4, N.1, p. 35-42, 2014
Publisher:
Programa de Pós-Graduação em Geografia da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Journal:
Espaço Aberto, PPGG - UFRJ
Issue Date:
2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/346464
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
2236-1367
Appears in Collections:
Plant and Environmental Research Group

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorFullen, Michael A.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-10T12:47:58Zen
dc.date.available2015-03-10T12:47:58Zen
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.identifier.citationEspaço Aberto, PPGG - UFRJ, V. 4, N.1, p. 35-42, 2014en
dc.identifier.issn2236-1367en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/346464en
dc.description.abstractThe Hani minority people of Yunnan Province (south-west China) have developed a complex and sustainable agro-environmental system of terraced rice paddy fields in Yuanyang (22°49’-23°19’N, 102°27-103°13’E). The Hani people have maintained this intricate and elaborate system for over 1,300 years, with some 3,000 terraces covering about 11,000 hectares. Hence, during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), the Emperor awarded the Hani people the title of “Magic Mountain Sculptors” for “building their ladders to Heaven.” However, geographic isolation and proximity to the, until recently, politically-sensitive border with Vietnam, has meant the Yuanyang terraces have attracted scant scientific attention. If we can understand how this system is sustained, we can learn lessons which hopefully can be applied more generally.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPrograma de Pós-Graduação em Geografia da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiroen
dc.subjectCultural attitudesen
dc.subjectHani minority peopleen
dc.subjectLandscape multifunctionalityen
dc.subjectResource optimizationen
dc.subjectYuanyangen
dc.subjectChinaen
dc.titleAgro-environmental Sustainability of the Yuanyang Rice Terraces of Yunnan Province, Chinaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalEspaço Aberto, PPGG - UFRJen
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