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Research on the Protection and Activation of Traditional Villages in the Context of Rural Revitalization: A Case Study of Huangshan City, Anhui Province, China

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DOI: 10.23977/jsoce.2023.051107 | Downloads: 34 | Views: 547


Baisen Qiao 1, Tong Wu 1, Yi Wang 1


1 School of International Relations and Diplomacy, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, 100089, China

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Baisen Qiao


With the convening of the National Poverty Alleviation Summary and Commendation Conference in February 2021, and the official release of the No. 1 Central Document titled Comprehensively Promoting Rural Revitalization and Accelerating Agricultural and Rural Modernization,  the development of rural areas in China has entered a new stage. In light of this, this paper takes Huangshan City, Anhui Province as an example, aiming to explore how localities can achieve rural revitalization in the protection and activation of traditional villages under the guidance of central policies. Through literature research, questionnaire surveys and field study, this study sorts out and analyzes the current situation, development effects, and shortcomings of the protection and activation of traditional villages in Huangshan City and proposes feasible suggestions for existing problems. The research results illustrate that although the protection and revitalization work of traditional villages in Huangshan has achieved certain achievements, there are still problems, such as insufficient public propaganda, excessive commercialization, and defective governance of government departments and self-government organizations at the grassroots level. Therefore, local governments, relevant social forces, and residents of traditional villages should join hands to adjust, improve and participate in the process of rural revitalization more actively. This paper enriches the research in related fields and provides feasible references for heritage protection, traditional village development, and rural revitalization; hence, it has high theoretical value and practical significance.


Traditional villages, protection and activation, rural revitalization, Huangshan


Baisen Qiao, Tong Wu, Yi Wang, Research on the Protection and Activation of Traditional Villages in the Context of Rural Revitalization: A Case Study of Huangshan City, Anhui Province, China. Journal of Sociology and Ethnology (2023) Vol. 5: 43-56. DOI:


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