Accepted paper:

The New Chinese Museology: sihting borders and alterantive heritages

Author:

Michael Rowlands (University College, London)

Paper short abstract:

China has committed resources to a large museum/theme park development plan with support from international agencies and support.Yet these developments raise alternatives to well established ideas of collecting and preserving pasts in China.

Paper long abstract:

China has committed resources to a large museum/theme park development plan with support from international agencies and support. Yet it occurs at the same time as the huge destruction of urban and rural landscapes. The paradox relates to a deeper question of the role of museums in development , in the branding of cities having heritage value and the long term role of museums relating to well established ideas of collecting and preserving pasts in China. plans

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Living heritage in China today