Protection and Development of Loess Cave Dwelling in Western China

Zhaocheng HUANG


There are many factors contributing to gradual decline of loess cave dwelling in Loess Plateau, Mid-West China. This paper is aimed at the present situation of loess cave dwelling and tries to make a profound analysis on many aspects, such as natural environment, traditional customs, social ethics and building technologies in a bid to find out the root of declined loess cave dwelling. And then, the author investigated how to protect and develop loess cave dwelling in the future and multiple renovation methods shall be used in this regard. Meanwhile, combining with regional economic development and rural social problems, the author also discussed sustainable development road of loess cave dwelling.


Loess cave; Dwelling; Rural area; Protection; Sustainable development

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