Historical Farmland in China During 1661-1980

Reconstruction and Spatiotemporal Characteristics

  • Xiaobin Jin
  • Yinkang Zhou
  • Xuhong Yang
  • Yinong Cheng

Part of the Historical Geography and Geosciences book series (HIGEGE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Xiaobin Jin, Yinkang Zhou, Xuhong Yang, Yinong Cheng
    Pages 1-26
  3. Xiaobin Jin, Yinkang Zhou, Xuhong Yang, Yinong Cheng
    Pages 27-42
  4. Xiaobin Jin, Yinkang Zhou, Xuhong Yang, Yinong Cheng
    Pages 43-63
  5. Xiaobin Jin, Yinkang Zhou, Xuhong Yang, Yinong Cheng
    Pages 65-76
  6. Xiaobin Jin, Yinkang Zhou, Xuhong Yang, Yinong Cheng
    Pages 77-92
  7. Xiaobin Jin, Yinkang Zhou, Xuhong Yang, Yinong Cheng
    Pages 93-115
  8. Xiaobin Jin, Yinkang Zhou, Xuhong Yang, Yinong Cheng
    Pages 117-134
  9. Xiaobin Jin, Yinkang Zhou, Xuhong Yang, Yinong Cheng
    Pages 135-136
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 137-138

About this book

Introduction

This book explores various approaches to reconstruct the spatial and temporal distribution of historical farmland in China. The book contains background information about political regimes, economic and social development, population changes and land resource utilization in the past 300 years in China. A literature review focuses on the assumptions, methodologies and models of reconstructing historical land-use datasets while addresses accuracy evaluation issues. Historical population size, its growth rate, and the evolution of spatial-temporal patterns of farmland in China have also been discussed. Almost all available historical data about farmland such as historical documents, archives, taxation records, statistics and research outcomes have been collected to reconstruct the amount of historical farmland. With a few principles and assumptions, a delicate Cellular Automaton (CA) and Multi-Agents (MAS) model based on bottom-up management scheme has been applied to derive the spatial-temporal distribution of farmland with the 1km*1km grid resolution for the period between 1661 and 1980 in China. Suggestions for future studies related to reconstructing historical land-use changes are then provided.

Keywords

Land-use reconstruction in China Spatiotemporal pattern of historical land use Natural resource management in China Historical land-use dataset management Historic agriculture, forestry and urban planning in China

Authors and affiliations

  • Xiaobin Jin
    • 1
  • Yinkang Zhou
    • 2
  • Xuhong Yang
    • 3
  • Yinong Cheng
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Geographic and Oceanographic SciencesNanjing UniversityNanjingChina
  2. 2.School of Geographic and Oceanographic SciencesNanjing UniversityNanjingChina
  3. 3.School of Geographic and Oceanographic SciencesNanjing UniversityNanjingChina
  4. 4.School of History and ArchivesYunnan UniversityKunmingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71879-8
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-71878-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-71879-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2520-1379
  • Series Online ISSN 2520-1387
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