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The Characteristics of Formation and Change of Rural Settlement Form in Taean Peninsula Region

  • Journal of the Association of Korean Geographers
  • Abbr : JAKG
  • 2013, 2(1), pp.41-71
  • Publisher : Association of Korean Geographers
  • Research Area : Social Science > Geography

Wonhoe Choi 1

1공주대학교

ABSTRACT

In Taean peninsula region the traditional agglomerated settlement under the different condition with general agglomerated settlement of southwestern plains in Korea and the traditional dispersed settlement under the different condition with general dispersed settlement of mountainous slash-and-burn farming area in Gaema plateau and Taebaek mountains are well-developed uniquely. Meanwhile the various researchers have carried out with scrupulous attention to detail the characteristics of traditional agglomerated settlement and traditional dispersed settlement in Taean peninsula region, and these studies are regarded as such things on formation of rural settlement form as agglomerated settlement and dispersed settlement. On one hand the author recognized the existence of pseudo-agglomerated settlement applying or changing a part of essential components in traditional agglomerated settlement and the existence of pseudo-dispersed settlement applying or changing a part of essential components in traditional dispersed settlement recently, this means that the rural settlement form in Taean peninsula region is changing. Accordingly, this study set up to identify ‘the characteristics of formation of rural settlement form in Taean peninsula region’ as first purpose and to analyze ‘the characteristics of change of rural settlement form in Taean peninsula region on the previous identification results and the field investigation results’ as second purpose respectively. In order to achieve the purpose of this study the author made a field investigation for Taean peninsula region and reviewed the general theory on formation of rural settlement, the characteristics of formation of rural settlement form in Korea and the characteristics of formation and change of rural settlement form in Taean peninsula region in order.

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