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World Heritage craze in China : universal discourse, national culture and local memory

Author: Haiming Yan
Publisher: [New York, New York] : Berghahn Books, 2018.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Yan, Haiming.
World Heritage craze in China.
[New York, New York] : Berghahn Books, 2018
(DLC) 2017058159
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Haiming Yan
ISBN: 9781785338052 1785338056
OCLC Number: 1031401017
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: From relics to heritage --
Fom world heritage to national solidarity --
Fujian Tulou : from harmony to hegemony --
Mount Songshan : from the center of sacred mountains to the "center of heaven and earth" --
The Great Wall : from ethnic boundary to cosmopolitan memory --
World heritage as discursive institution.
Responsibility: Haiming Yan.

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