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International Journal of Environmental Sustainability and Protection
ISSN:2737-5447
Frequency: Quarterly Published by lIKll


Open Access Research Paper
 IJESP 2022/09
Vol.2, Iss.3 : 32-40
https://doi.org/10.35745/ijesp2022v02.03.0004

Eco-Wisdom in Coexistence with Huai River: Flood, Memory and Sustainability


Xue-Jing Zhang1, Zhe Zou1 and Shu-Chen Tsai1*


1College of Arts and Design, Jimei University, Xiamen 361021, China


Abstract:
The purpose of this study is to explore the application of eco-wisdom to environmental sustainability. Small-scale eco-wisdom has received much attention in recent years because local practices tend to better reflect the characteristics of the environment. In this study, the texts of the in-depth interviews were coded into three stages to define three sub-categories including flooding disaster, relocation and returning to the homeland, regeneration of the living environment, and six property-dimension including disaster and losses, relocation and returning to the homeland, infrastructure, and agricultural reform. It is found that in the event of natural disasters, residents in the study area accepted and adapted flooding as a survival strategy, developed the ability to observe the environment well, improved the sensitivity of disaster awareness, and carried out agricultural reforms in the coexistence of flooding. These practices jointly shape an environmentally sustainable eco-wisdom.

Keywords:  Disaster, Adaptation, Doing nothing

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Received:August 17, 2022; Revised:September 09, 2022; Accepted:September 17, 2022; Published:September 30, 2022
*Corresponding author; e-mail: tsaishuchen@jmu.edu.


Citation:Zhang, X.J., & Zou, Z., & Tsai, S.C.(2022). Eco-Wisdom in Coexistence with Huai River: Flood, Memory and Sustainability. International Journal of Environmental Sustainability and Protection, 2(3), 32-40. https://doi.org/10.35745/ijesp2022v02.03.0004

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