Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 2015, Vol. 70 ›› Issue (9): 1434-1448.doi: 10.11821/dlxb201509007

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Spatial relationship and formation mechanism of geological relics and ethnic cultural resources in western Guangxi, China

Song HUANG1(), Yanlin LI2, Ruyou LI1,3   

  1. 1. College of Social Culture and Tourism, Guangxi Normal University, Guilin 541001, Guangxi, China
    2. College of Vocation-Technical Teachers, Guangxi Normal University, Guilin 541004, Guangxi, China
    3. College of Tourism and City Management, Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hangzhou 310018, China
  • Received:2015-03-09 Revised:2015-04-26 Online:2015-09-20 Published:2015-10-29
  • Supported by:
    Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, No.41361019;Project supported by the National Social Science Foundation of China, No.08BMZ041;Project supported by Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University, No.NCET-12-0652;Project supported by Guangxi Natural Science Foundation, No.2011GXNSFA018004

Abstract:

Taking western Guangxi as a typical study area, the paper proposed a universal quantitative study scheme of spatial relationships between geological relics and ethnic cultural resources from the aspects of quantity spatial relationship, quality spatial relationship and spatial coupling relationship. The results show that the quantitative spatial correlation index value R between geological relics and ethnic cultural resources in western Guangxi is 0.478, the close quantity spatial relationship is found to be distinct based on significance testing. The higher the coupling degree value CI is, the closer the quality spatial relationship between geological relics and ethnic cultural resources is; The average CI of western Guangxi is 0.95 to achieve quality level, indicating the close quality spatial relationship; The higher the evaluation value of coupling resources D is, the closer the spatial coupling relationship between geological relics and ethnic cultural resources is. The average D of western Guangxi is 1.04, which indicates a great comprehensive level of the spatial coupling relationship but an unevenly distribution pattern. The D value is high in 12 counties including Jingxi, Pingguo, Nandan and Yizhou, while it is low in counties including Tianlin, Tiandong and Youjiang. The formation mechanism of the close spatial relationship between geological relics and ethnic cultural resources is illuminated by the synchronic and ever-existing interaction and influence of each other in ethnic areas, and geological relics with natural environment form the geography genes that influence and restrict the production, development and evolution of ethnic culture, while ethnic culture is the product that reflects the selection and adaptation of capability of nationalities to varied geological relics with natural environment.

Key words: coupled human and nature, geological relics, ethnic cultural resource, spatial relationship, formation mechanism, western Guangxi