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Landsc. Archit. Front.    2019, Vol. 7 Issue (3) : 4-7     https://doi.org/10.15302/J-LAF-1-010001
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LESSONS FROM THE SOCIAL FORM AND LANDSCAPE RESILIENCE OF THE PEACH BLOSSOM LAND
Kongjian YU
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Abstract

This article firstly examines the relationship between social form and landscape resilience and argues that a polycentric governance model is conducive to enhancing landscape resilience. By analyzing the social governance model and the landscape pattern of the Peach Blossom Land, it reveals how this fictional world was ideally shaped by an autonomous grassroots society and sustainable productive landscape. The ancient Huizhou Region perfectly illustrates how a local social governance based on family disciplines, clan rules, folk beliefs, and ethics, supplemented by the imperial power, has maintained the resilience and sustainability of its beautiful and productive ecological landscape in a long term, making itself a Peach Blossom Land in the hilly area of Southeast China and free from natural disasters and wars. Finally, the author proposes that although the Industrial Civilization has undermined the resilience of China’s landscape, Peach Blossom Lands are now reemerging under the Beautiful China Construction and Ecological Civilization programs.

Keywords Social Form      Landscape Resilience      Peach Blossom Land      Polycentric Governance     
Issue Date: 24 July 2019
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Kongjian YU. LESSONS FROM THE SOCIAL FORM AND LANDSCAPE RESILIENCE OF THE PEACH BLOSSOM LAND[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2019, 7(3): 4-7.
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http://journal.hep.com.cn/laf/EN/10.15302/J-LAF-1-010001
http://journal.hep.com.cn/laf/EN/Y2019/V7/I3/4
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