STATUS AND DYNAMIC CHANGE OF REGIONAL MAN-LAND SYSTEM IN VIEW OF MICRO-LEVEL QUANTITATIVE ASPECT-Case Study of Gongyi City of Henan Province
- Received Date: 2005-08-20
- Publish Date: 2006-03-20
- man-land system /
- village-level region /
- system entropy
Abstract: A micro-level analysis on man-land system is important in understanding the content of human geography in rural areas, particularly in the different regions. This paper is based on a survey undertaken in the three villages of Wugou Village, Hutuo Village, and Xiaonan Village of Gongyi City, Henan Province in April 2003. The survey covers three types of economic and social activities from 214 households. Data collected include 120 attributes for each household. By using theories from the relevant disciplines such as geography, mathematics, physics, ecology, and system sciences, this paper develops a framework employing the concept of system entropy in the status function of the man-land system. In this framework, the entropy change is used to show the evolution of the system, and the entropy flow to express the flow among the spatial parts of the system. Following the framework, and using a large set of household data from surveys, the paper makes a quantitative analysis of the village-level man-land system from a micro-perspective. After a theoretical investigation, the corresponding strategies in the paper are then put forward in order to adjust the unbalanced trend of the village man-land system from both perspectives of small-area and individual actors.
|Citation:||QIAO Jia-jun, LI Xiao-jian, KONG Yun-feng. STATUS AND DYNAMIC CHANGE OF REGIONAL MAN-LAND SYSTEM IN VIEW OF MICRO-LEVEL QUANTITATIVE ASPECT-Case Study of Gongyi City of Henan Province[J]. Chinese Geographical Science, 2006, 16(1): 9-17.|