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The Ecology of Xinjiang: A Focus on Water

Xinjiangconsistsofthreemajorgeographicregions-south,center,and north-eachofwhichpossessesadistinctiveecologicalcharacter.ThisregionalconstructalsodefinestheoverallculturalecologyofXinjiang,identifyingtheparticularproductivebasesandframeworkofsettlement.3