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The Genes of Tulou: A Study on the Preservation and Sustainable Development of Tulou

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  • Shao-Sen Wang

    () (School of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China)

  • Su-Yu Li

    () (School of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China)

  • Shi-Jie Liao

    () (School of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China)

Abstract

This paper analyzes the formation of Tulou villages and the characteristics of Tulou buildings. The genes of the Tulou are examined within the unique physical forms and the significant social culture background. The paper is concerned with how to apply the valuable genes in the preservation and sustainable development of Tulou with a special case analysis .

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  • Shao-Sen Wang & Su-Yu Li & Shi-Jie Liao, 2012. "The Genes of Tulou: A Study on the Preservation and Sustainable Development of Tulou," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 4(12), pages 1-10, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:4:y:2012:i:12:p:3377-3386:d:22297
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    1. Helen H. Jensen & Stanley R. Johnson & Gary Stampley, 1990. "Nutrition in Haiti: Evidence from the Haiti Household Expenditure and Consumption Survey," Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) Publications 90-sr52, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University.
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    Keywords

    Tulou; genes; preservation; sustainable development; Hakka culture; earthen buildings; round houses; sustainability;

    JEL classification:

    • Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
    • Q0 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General
    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q3 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q5 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products

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