Accepted Paper:

The suggestion from aborigines descendants on Chengtoushan ruins museum tourism operated by enterprise  


Xinyan Chi (Nanjing Normal University)
Zixi Cai (Shenzhen Foreign Languages School)

Paper short abstract:

This is a tourism carrier launched by local government and invested by a enterprise, which has promoted the development of tourism and museum. However, the hysteresis of academic studies has also hindered their development. Aborigines descendants have given some analysis and suggestions from.

Paper long abstract:

Chengtoushan Ruins locates in Lixian, Hunan, Chinese, which are composed by paddy fields, town and religious sites, and could be traced back to 6500 years ago.

Chengtoushan Ruins Museum was launched by government, invested by enterprise, which was intent to achieve great development through the integration of museum and tourism.

However, current situation does not match with profound history and culture of the ruins.

Discovery:1,Landscape mistakes. There are farm cattle scriptures in the land of 6500 years ago, and the ethnic features of the people sculpture are not clear.

2,Informal displays. The stones for worship are randomly placed in sacrificial pits; there are smooth effects like plastic film on ancient walls; and some uncertain cultures are lack of remarks.

3,Academic hysteresis. There are no offices for experts. It took 5 years for comparison of a symbol with Oracle-bone Inscription dictionary. Some international academic assistance was abandoned. Narrators are short of academic capacity.

Reasons:The lack of adequate attention to academic research and the misunderstanding of museum function are main reasons of above problems.

Suggestions:1,Strengthening academic management. The introduction of resident and stable expert workstations in the museum, regular seminars and narrator training. 2,Active participation in international discussions and investigation in common environment of international heritage protection. For example, the offering stone was characterized by Shiyi (westerner living in stone house) religion, and the word五(five) referred 5-star worship, through which relationship could be established with ancient Babylon and Greek and Britain's Stonehenge. 3,Introducing the museum to international tourism.

Panel WIM-CHAT02
Ethnic business, urban development and cultural preservation