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World Heritage Craze in China

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Zusatztext This book brings a wealth of information and spirited discussion to a wide readership and could readily be considered for courses on heritage issues in Asia and globally. • Asian Perspectives World Heritage Craze in China makes a unique contribution to Chinese heritage preservation, demonstrating the application and impact of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage and the present state of the art in this area This monograph challenges the reader and the profession to reconsider Chinese cultural heritage preservation, and its characteristics and relations with politics and society in China. • Antiquity This book makes several important contributions to the heritage literature. It fills a huge gap in the literature and should be required reading for anyone seriously interested in global heritage conservation. • Diane Barthel-Bouchier , Stony Brook University It was an eye-opening journey through the complex pathways of international 'soft power' playing out in China's unique landscape of centralized government power and immensely rich and diverse cultural heritage. • Pei-Lin Yu , Boise State University Informationen zum Autor Haiming Yan is Associate Research Fellow at the Chinese Academy of Cultural Heritage. Klappentext There is a World Heritage Craze in China. China claims to have the longest continuous civilization in the world and is seeking recognition from UNESCO. This book explores three dimensions of the UNESCO World Heritage initiative with particular relevance for China: the universal agenda! the national practices! and the local responses. With a sociological lens! this book offers comprehensive insights into World Heritage! as well as China's deep social! cultural! and political structures. Zusammenfassung There is a World Heritage Craze in China. China claims to have the longest continuous civilization in the world and is seeking recognition from UNESCO. This book explores three dimensions of the UNESCO World Heritage initiative with particular relevance for China: the universal agenda, the national practices, and the local responses. With a sociological lens, this book offers comprehensive insights into World Heritage, as well as China's deep social, cultural, and political structures. Inhaltsverzeichnis List of Figures List of Tables Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter 1. From Relics to Heritage Chapter 2. From World Heritage to National Solidarity Chapter 3. Fujian Tulou: From Harmony to Hegemony Chapter 4. Mount Songshan: From the Center of Sacred Mountains to the Center of Heaven and Earth Chapter 5. The Great Wall: From Ethnic Boundary to Cosmopolitan Memory Conclusion: World Heritage as Discursive Institution References Index ...

Auteur

Haiming Yan is Associate Research Fellow at the Chinese Academy of Cultural Heritage.



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There is a World Heritage Craze in China. China claims to have the longest continuous civilization in the world and is seeking recognition from UNESCO. This book explores three dimensions of the UNESCO World Heritage initiative with particular relevance for China: the universal agenda, the national practices, and the local responses. With a sociological lens, this book offers comprehensive insights into World Heritage, as well as China's deep social, cultural, and political structures.



Contenu

List of Figures
List of Tables
Acknowledgements

Introduction

Chapter 1. From Relics to Heritage
Chapter 2. From World Heritage to National Solidarity
Chapter 3. Fujian Tulou: From Harmony to Hegemony
Chapter 4. Mount Songshan: From the Center of Sacred Mountains to the Center of Heaven and Earth
Chapter 5. The Great Wall: From Ethnic Boundary to Cosmopolitan Memory

Conclusion: World Heritage as Discursive Institution

References
Index

Informations sur le produit

Titre: World Heritage Craze in China
Sous-titre: Universal Discourse, National Culture, and Local Memory
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9781785338045
ISBN: 978-1-78533-804-5
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Ingram Publishers Services
Genre: Histoire
nombre de pages: 242
Poids: 509g
Taille: H235mm x B157mm x T17mm
Parution: 01.03.2018
Année: 2018