The Forbidden City and the Old Beijing as a Social Landscape


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The Forbidden City and the Old Beijing as a Social Landscape
This paper is going to analyze the Forbidden City and the surrounding Old Beijing as a social landscape. A social landscape is a landscape transformed by human activity (Baker, 2003, p. 110). Every society has its dynamics that change through history. Social landscapes are products of societies and their present ‘look and feel’ is the result of social dynamics. As such, social landscapes are destructed and created to reflect the dynamics of a society. Although the question of landscape creation was generally favored in discourse on social and cultural landscape (Mitchell, 2003, p. 789), nothing can be created without prior destruction. As Mitchell (2003) argues: “the landscape of...
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