In the past thirty years, with the rapid development of
economy and society, China has crossed into a social stage mixing with
characteristics of various civilizations from agricultural civilization.
When people wake up, they suddenly find those they accustomed to have
disappeared, leaving a strange and helpless world in front of them.
The evolution of social civilization and the
transformation of the mode of production and life lead to collapse the
foundation of the farming culture, and a large number of traditional village
demise rapidly. When the traditional villages become scarce resources, the
protection work of them really has been put on the schedule. With backward
economic development in remote areas, some traditional villages in original
style are fortunately preserved. In order to develop rural tourism, the
governments of these areas produce large-scale street advertisements in
cities which advocate the poetic pastoral sceneries and village landscapes.
However, it couldn’t stop the pace of the transfomation of rural
urbanization. The traditional pastoral sceneries are still facing the crisis
to be damaged and decayed.
When the villagers work and live in the cities, the
phenomenon of "hollow village" has aggravated increasingly. With the rise
and rapid development of agritainment and homestay, people from city come in
flocks to the rural area. When the rural customs catering to tourists, they
become fakelores for performance...... The noise of the moment can not hide
the decline of the rural areas, and the surface of prosperity cannot conceal
the lost elegance.
The agricultural civilization which experienced thousands
of years has wrote glorious chapters in Chinese history. However, like the
advertisements exposed and faded outdoors in the beautiful cities, the
pastoral has lost its former glory and honor, driven poetic quality away and
left pale and gloomy scenery, which produces frustrated disappointments and
makes it difficult to find homesickness.