Cross-Cultural Ecosystem Services: How Taiwanese and Amis live with rivers?


  • Shenglin Elijah Chang Graduate Institute of Building and Planning, National Taiwan University, Taiwan



Cultural ecosystem service has been a raising field since  2010. While interdisciplinary research teams investigate cultural ecosystem services via humanity lenses, most CES studies focus on mono-cultural settings. The study compares the Taiwanese Han-culture waterfront recreational patterns to the Ames tribal aqua-cultural habitat patterns. It suggests the community participatory mechanisms for re-vision the Danshui River ecosystems. It argues that the river ecosystem could support cross-cultural lifestyles for Ames tribes if the government officials and design-planning professions could alter their approaches of waterfront planning, design, and governance. The research sheds the light on multi-cultural environments in our global world.

Keywords: cultural ecosystem service (CES); cross-cultural landscape; Amis urban tribe; Danshui River

eISSN 2514-7528 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.





How to Cite

Chang, S. E. (2018). Cross-Cultural Ecosystem Services: How Taiwanese and Amis live with rivers?. Journal of ASIAN Behavioural Studies, 3(10), 38-47.