JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES ›› 2023, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (5): 1164-1177.doi: 10.31497/zrzyxb.20230504

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Cultural landscape gene production process and mechanism of Dong traditional village: A case study of Huangdu village

YANG Li-guo1,2(), HU Ya-li1, WU Xu-feng1, HU Jia1   

  1. 1. College of Geography and Tourism, Hengyang Normal University, Hengyang 421002, Hunan, China
    2. Cooperative Innovation Center for Digitalization of Cultural Heritage in Ancient Villages and Towns, Hengyang 421002, Hunan, China
  • Received:2022-09-05 Revised:2023-03-02 Online:2023-05-28 Published:2023-05-15


Traditional villages are an important field for the inheritance and protection of Chinese traditional culture. As the core carrier for the continuation of local cultural lineage and the presentation of regional characteristics, cultural landscape genes are continuously produced in the process of socio-economic development and cultural renewal. Taking the Dong minority chorus of Huangdu village as an example, this paper adopts the qualitative research method of participatory observation and in-depth interview, and constructs an analytical framework of "landscape gene-space production" to study the process and mechanism of traditional village cultural landscape gene production. The research shows that: (1) The production of the Dong minority chorus in Huangdu village can be divided into three stages: "prototype generation", "structural reorganization" and "meaning restoration". The cultural landscape gene shows a process of change from following the perception of original values to fulfilling the transformation of tourism consumption and finally conforming to cultural identity. (2) The production of cultural landscape gene presents the structural mechanism of "shell-intermediary-core", the capital circulation of government and market in time and space scales promotes representations of space as the shell, the power behavior of elite groups in daily life supports representational spaces as an intermediary, and local villagers, as the main body of the village, carry the core of production to realize the expression of cultural authentic practice. (3) Capital goes through resource capitalization, capital spatialization and space capitalization in production to realize its triple cycle; power under the influence of elite groups, completes the construction of behavior logic through discourse representation, skill discipline and identity; villagers focus more on the practical expression of endogenous actions, from simple participation under intergenerational inheritance to resistance and protest under tourism consumption, and finally play a cooperative role under the call for heritage conservation.

Key words: traditional villages, cultural landscape gene, Dong minority chorus, space production, process and mechanism