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Spatio-temporal Evolutionary Characteristics and Typological Analysis of Traditional Han Ethnic Villages in Western Sichuan

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DOI: 10.23977/ICEMESS2023.006


Ye Dingying, Li Xue, Wang Ying, Dong Yu, Xie Chimiao

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Ye Dingying


This paper combined document research method, historical cross-section method, and ArcGIS technology to analyze the historical development and current situation of 43 national-level traditional Han ethnic villages in Western Sichuan. It summarized the historical development, types, and spatial distribution characteristics of traditional Han ethnic villages in Western Sichuan. The study found that the traditional Han ethnic villages in Western Sichuan originated in the Pre-Qin period, flourished in the Qin and Han Dynasties, reached their peak in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, and then declined. The main types of village formation are: natural farming, political and military, commercial and transportation, population migration, craftsmanship, and industrial development. The overall spatial distribution shows a polycentric agglomerate distribution pattern of "small aggregation, large dispersion", mainly distributed along rivers, near ancient trade routes, and in areas rich in agricultural resources.


Han ethnic in Western Sichuan; Traditional Villages; Temporal and Spatial Features; Village Types

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