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Cultural Heritage Management in China

Chen Shen and Hong Chen

in Cultural Heritage Management

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780813034607
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039510 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813034607.003.0006
Cultural Heritage Management in China

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China has a rich and diverse cultural heritage representing the foundation of Chinese civilizations and cultural traditions. In the past two decades, China has demonstrated stunning economic development, providing unprecedented opportunities for implementing managerial measures for cultural heritage conservation. This chapter discusses the practices of China's cultural heritage management (CHM) in relation to current economic development in the nation, and the problems arising from the challenges commonly seen during the development stage. It focuses on the existing system of CHM in China, evaluating common policies and practices, and then it looks at problems of CHM for the ongoing South-to-North Water Transfer Project that exemplifies the current problems of CHM practices in China.

Keywords: China; cultural heritage management; Chinese civilization; economic development; South-to-North Water Transfer Project

Chapter.  5380 words. 

Subjects: Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

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