Abandoned Tibetan and Qiang Villages Cause Analysis: A Case Study of Li County
Authors: Peng Liu, Yi Wang
Abstract: This paper takes Li County, Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China as an example in order to study the phenomenon and causes of vil- lage abandonment from a multi-ethnic perspective. Oblique photogrammetry and semi-structured interviews were used to collect spatial and abandonment data in 219 villages. The characteristics of the abandoned villages of the Qiang and Tibetans were compared and analyzed through site selection indicators such as altitude, spa- tial indicators such as scale, and abandonment indicators such as abandonment rate. The main factors affecting village abandonment were screened by Pearson correla- tion analysis and linear regression analysis. The results show that the site selection of Qiang villages is gentle, and the villages are larger in scale, more compact in shape, and more concentrated in distribution. The abandonment phenomenon in Tibetan vil- lages is more serious, and the abandonment rate, relocation distance, and relocation height difference are greater. The main influencing factors of Qiang and Tibetan vil- lage abandonment are different, but the most influencing factors are the same. The main factor affecting the abandonment of Qiang villages is terrain, and the main factor affecting the abandonment of Tibetan villages is terrain, resources, economy. Terrain is the most factor affecting the abandonment of Tibetan and Qiang villages.
Keywords: Abandoned villages, Cause analysis, Qiang villages, Tibetan villages
Cite this paper: