The Myth of Desertification at China’s Northwestern Frontier

@article{Ho2000TheMO,
  title={The Myth of Desertification at China’s Northwestern Frontier},
  author={P. S. Ho},
  journal={Modern China},
  year={2000},
  volume={26},
  pages={348 - 395}
}
  • P. S. Ho
  • Published 2000
  • Sociology, Biology
  • Modern China
  • In imperial China, government action to rangeland at the northwestern frontier was for centuries determined by defense and what can be called “turning waste into use.” For the pacification of the region beyond the Great Wall, which frequently suffered from incursions by nomadic tribes, military colonies were established to reclaim land. The empire also set up Horse Pasturage Directorates (Mujian) under the auspices of the Imperial Stud (Taipusi) to ensure a steady provision of horses for… CONTINUE READING
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