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Forest and Land Management in Imperial China

  • Nicholas K. Menzies

Part of the Studies on the Chinese Economy book series (STCE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Nicholas K. Menzies
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  12. Back Matter
    Pages 139-175

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

China growth research sustainability

Authors and affiliations

  • Nicholas K. Menzies
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  1. 1.Ford FoundationBeijingChina

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