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  • Heritage and Memory

    Guilio Verdini

    Chapter from the book: Kehoe S. & Wielander G. 2021. Cultural China 2020: The Contemporary China Centre Review.


    This chapter explores the complex and contested relationship between memory and heritage. It covers topics such as notions of authenticity, intangible heritage, and commemoration and museums.

    Chapter Contents:

    5.0 Introduction
    Giulio Verdini
    5.1 Grassroots Values and Local Cultural Heritage in China
    Harriet Evans
    5.2 ‘When It Comes to Intangible Cultural Heritage, Everyone Is Always Happy’: Some Thoughts on the Chinese Life of a UNESCO Convention
    Philipp Demgenski
    5.3 Ruins on Ruins: Forgetting, Commemorating, and Re-Forgetting the Third Front
    Paul Kendall
    5.4 Complex Collections, Contentious Memories: Reflections on the Jianchuan Museum Cluster
    Lisheng Zhang

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    How to cite this chapter
    Verdini, G. 2021. Heritage and Memory. In: Kehoe S. & Wielander G (eds.), Cultural China 2020. London: University of Westminster Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.16997/book58.f

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    Published on Nov. 29, 2021