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Janku, Andrea (2020) 'Landscapes and Local Identity: the Eight Views of Linfen.' In: Merviö, Mika Markus, (ed.), Recent Social, Environmental, and Cultural Issues in East Asian Societies. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, pp. 95-117.

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Abstract

This chapter is the first part of an exploration into the history and meaning of landscapes, based on a case study of the “must-see” scenic spots or Eight Views (bajing 八景) of Linfen County in the south of China's Shanxi province. County histories not only include poems and travel accounts describing these places, but often also, from the 18th century onwards, images representing them. They are thus well-documented places, which makes it possible to trace fragments of their history and draw conclusions about the relationship between humans and their physical environment. This part of the study focuses on how the physical environment interlocked with the historical heritage of a place to form a cultural landscape that gave identity and meaning to a place and its people.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of History, Religions & Philosophies > Department of History
ISBN: 9781799818076
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-7998-1807-6.ch006
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2021 10:34
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/35521

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