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Cultural Heritage ManagementA Global Perspective$
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Phyllis Mauch Messenger and George S. Smith

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813034607

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813034607.001.0001

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Cultural Heritage Management in China

Cultural Heritage Management in China

Current Practices and Problems

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Cultural Heritage Management

Chen Shen

Hong Chen

University Press of Florida

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

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