Deciphering historic landscapes: A case study of slender West Lake in Yangzhou, China

Yang, Chen, Sim, Jean C., & Lawson, Gillian M. (2016) Deciphering historic landscapes: A case study of slender West Lake in Yangzhou, China. Landscape Research, 41(1), pp. 95-112.

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Historic landscapes today are changing gradually or abruptly, and the abrupt changes have caused the loss of much historic information. How to identify and protect the significant evidence of dynamic landscapes is a question that must be answered by each cultural community. This paper establishes a decipherment process – an operational guide for landscape assessment in China. This is a methodology using European methods integrated with traditional Chinese ways of landscape appreciation, providing an effective approach to translate the cultural landscape framework into the conservation inventory. Using Slender West Lake as a case study, the decipherment process has expanded the existing landscape investigation theory using the factor of artistic conception to integrate intangible values into the assessment process. It has also established a unit-based method to classify and represent historic landscapes.

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ID Code: 82774
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Published online 03 Jun 2015. The embargo on the accepted manuscript version will expire on 03 Dec 2016
Also published in conference proceedings "Space, Time, Place, Duration", CELA 2013, Austin, Texas USA,
March 27-30, isbn 9780985301316.
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Keywords: Historic landscape, Landscape assessment, Conservation, Shanshui, Slender West Lake
DOI: 10.1080/01426397.2015.1041468
ISSN: 1469-9710
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Landscape Architecture (120107)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: © 2015 Landscape Research Group Ltd
Copyright Statement: This is the author's version of the article that was accepted for publication in Landscape Research.
Deposited On: 24 Mar 2015 23:35
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2016 03:57

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