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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2013 Vol.14 No.3 P.219-229


Soundscape of the West Lake Scenic Area with profound cultural background—a case study of Evening Bell Ringing in Jingci Temple, China*

Author(s):  Jian Ge1,2, Min Guo1,2, Miao Yue1,3

Affiliation(s):  1. Deptartment of Architecture, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   gejian1@zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  Soundscape, Culture, Evaluation, West Lake, Evening Bell Ringing at Nanping Hill

Jian Ge, Min Guo, Miao Yue. Soundscape of the West Lake Scenic Area with profound cultural background—a case study of Evening Bell Ringing in Jingci Temple, China[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2013, 14(3): 219-229.

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From the case study of evening Bell Ringing at Nanping Hill, one of the west Lake Cultural Landscapes in Hangzhou, China, we investigated the soundscape of a scenic area with a profound cultural background. First, we conducted the soundscape physical index of the area in both winter and spring seasons to analyze its objective graphical expression. Second, we focused on people’s reactions to the soundscape in order to obtain a subjective evaluation of each component in the soundscape and integrated environment. Then, the relationship between the objective data and the subjective evaluation was analyzed. Finally, the impacts of the natural environment, history, and cultural factors on the evaluation of the Jingci Temple soundscape were studied. It was found that natural sounds, cultural sounds, and historic sounds were widely acclaimed in people’s subjective feelings, which indicated the close relationships among historical and cultural background, soundscape, and natural environment. Thus, the conclusion was made that soundscape should be consistent with the local natural environment and the historical and cultural background.

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