Original Articles

The Inventory and Progress of Cultural Landscape Study

  • College of Geographical Sciences, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing 210097

Received date: 1999-05-01

  Revised date: 1999-06-01

  Online published: 2000-01-24


The importance of culture upon the land has long been a leading theme in cultural geography, and cultural landscape has exercised strong attractions on geographers, particularly those of Berkeley School. The author believes that cultural landscape can be defined as landscape created intentionally by man to satisfy some of his needs, taking use of materials in the environment. In the following parts of the paper, the author gives us a thorough discussion of the inventory and progress of cultural landscape research from six aspects: 1) evolution; 2) perception and interpretation; 3) constitution; 4) classification; 5) ecology and 6) conservation and planning.

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TANG Mao lin . The Inventory and Progress of Cultural Landscape Study[J]. PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY, 2000 , 19(1) : 70 -79 . DOI: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2000.01.011