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Heritage politics in China : the power of the past / Yujie Zhu and Christina Maags
Bib ID 8167608
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Zhu, Yujie, author
 
Description Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, [2020] 
©2020 
ix, 162 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9781138332706 (hardcover)
1138332704 (hardcover)
Invalid ISBN 9780429446429 (electronic book)
9780429821653 (electronic publication)
9780429821660 (electronic book)
9780429821646 (Mobipocket electronic book)
Series

Routledge research on museums and heritage in Asia.

Summary

"Heritage Politics in China: The Power of the Past studies the impact of heritage policies and discourses on the Chinese state and Chinese society. It sheds light on the way Chinese heritage policies have transformed the narratives and cultural practices of the past to serve the interests of the present. As well as reinforcing a collective social identity, heritage in China has served as an instrument of governance and regulation at home and a tool to generate soft power abroad. Drawing on a critical analysis of heritage policies and laws, empirical case studies and interviews with policymakers, practitioners, and local community, the authors offer a comprehensive perspective on the role that cultural heritage plays in Chinese politics and policy. They argue that heritage-making appropriates international, national and local values, thereby transforming it into a public good suitable for commercial exploitation. By framing heritage as a site of cooperation, contestation, and negotiation, this book contributes to our understanding of the complex nature of heritage in the rapidly shifting landscape of contemporary China. Heritage Politics in China: The Power of the Past is essential reading for academics, researchers and students in the fields of heritage studies, cultural studies, Asian studies, anthropology, tourism and politics"--

Full contents
  • Introduction : The power of the past
  • Heritage : a cultural history
  • Institutions and discourse
  • Xi'an : urban heritage
  • Nanjing: living heritage
  • Lijiang : ethnic heritage
  • Heritage-making : value appropriation and responses
  • Conclusion : past, present and future.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Historic preservation -- China.  |  Cultural property -- China.  |  Historic sites -- China.  |  Heritage tourism -- China.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Maags, Christina, author

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