TROPICAL GEOGRAPHY ›› 2019, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (2): 254-266.doi: 10.13284/j.cnki.rddl.003121

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Identification and Extraction of the Linpan Culture Landscape Gene

Chen Qiuyu1,2, Yang Junxi1,2, Luo Shixian2 and Sun Dajiang1,2   

  1. (1 College of Landscape Architecture, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu 611130, China; 2 The western of Sichuan Linpan Landscape Culture Research Centery, Chengdu 611130, China)
  • Online:2019-03-05 Published:2019-03-05


Landscape culture is the concentrated embodiment of cultural and geographical characteristics, and the study of cultural landscape gene’s identification and the extraction of the Linpan in western Sichuan is the cognition and interpretation of the essence of Linpan. According to the key features of the cultural landscape, such as regionality, inheritance, and time, through literature review and field investigations, we can obtain the landscape imagery and landscape elements related to Linpan, and comprehensively use questionnaires and semi-structured interviews to reflect regionality. The landscape that can leave a deep memory or impression on people is investigated and analyzed, and SPSS software is used for data statistics and processing to clarify the structural composition of the Linpan culture landscape objectively. Accordingly, the “landscape gene” theory which means the basic unit of Linpan culture this paper was introduced, and the Linpan cultural landscape was taken as the research object. We classified the expression of genetic information and the rank, function, and importance of genes. We still explain the process flow of identification and extraction. Simultaneously, with the help of land use data, satellite imagery, and electronic maps of geographic information data, the identification of cultural landscape genes was conducted by taking the Xinjin, Wenjiang, and Chongzhou Linpan group and the Yuzikong, Gonglinpan, and Yujiayuanzi settlement units as examples. We identified their cultural landscape genes and summarized the common genes and individual genes. Furthermore, we extracted 1) genes that occupy the main position among Linpan, playing a major role in their overall layout, and included forest land, dwellings, canals and so on; 2) minor genes that affect the expression of some traits or play an important role in the formation of local landscape effects, including vegetable plots, wells, and bamboo utensils; 3) attached genes that enhance the information expression of main genes and minor genes, including gates, stone cages, and flat bridges; and 4) regulatory genes that inhibit or promote the expression of other genes, including water control engineering, immigration culture, and Taoist philosophy.

Key words: Linpan, landscape culture, landscape gene, identification and extraction