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Kam Guilzhouh nyim Guangxxih di Benxtux Wenchual nyim Zihyuanc dih Gonxliix

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dc.contributor.author Eisenberg, Amy
dc.contributor.author Amato, John
dc.contributor.author Dengtao
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-17T22:43:13Z
dc.date.available 2009-09-17T22:43:13Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Eisenberg A, Amato J, Dengtao. 2009. Kam Guilzhouh nyim Guangxxih di Benxtux Wenchual nyim Zihyuanc dih Gonxliix. Ethnobotany Research and Applications 7:067-113.
dc.identifier.issn 1547-3465
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/12507
dc.description research
dc.description.abstract Kam Guilzhouh nyim Guangxxih di Benxtux Wenchual nyim Zihyuanc dih Gonxliix: Kam Local Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainable Resource Management in Guizhou and Guangxi Provinces. Historically, the Han Chinese forcibly displaced Kam people from the best agricultural land. Today, the Kam cultural landscape largely encompasses the border regions of Guizhou, Hunan and Guangxi Provinces, in which lie verdant riverine mountains and valleys. Sufficient water resources support Kam rice cultivation and the broadleaf and evergreen forests of the humid subtropical montane ecosystem. The Kam have dwelled in this diverse environment for approximately 2,000 years developing unique livelihood strategies of harvesting fish and grain from paddy fields, integrating agroforestry and agriculture on mountain slopes and applying specialized knowledge and skills in utilizing local natural resources. Kam people believe that spirits inhabit elements in nature and the world around them, thus great respect should be given to these supernatural beings. Kam resource management practices support regional vegetation where hillside pastureland and forage for domestic animals are ample. Kam rice paddies and fishponds have been judiciously maintained, contributing to Kam cultural survival and development.
dc.language.iso en-US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii at Manoa
dc.subject indigenous knowledge
dc.subject sustainable resource management
dc.subject Guizhou Province
dc.subject Guangxi Province
dc.subject China
dc.title Kam Guilzhouh nyim Guangxxih di Benxtux Wenchual nyim Zihyuanc dih Gonxliix
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
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