Local versus National Interests in the Promotion and Management of a Heritage Site: A Case Study from Zhejiang Province, China

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Abstract

This chapter presents three related, yet exclusive, kinds of heritage as the result of different ways of promoting and managing the heritage site of Hu in southeast China: the tangible and intangible heritage of the folk religion of Hu that has been created and guarded by the local residents for over 900 years; the fabricated heritage of Hu through a large-scale construction led by the local government to promote tourism since the 1980s; and the government's plan to deconstruct the built environment and relocate all the residents to create a World Natural Heritage Site in recent years.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCultural Heritage Politics in China
EditorsTami Blumenfield, Helaine Silverman
PublisherSpringer
Pages73-100
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9781461468745
ISBN (Print)9781461468738
DOIs
StatePublished - May 14 2013

Keywords

  • China
  • Folk religion
  • Heritage
  • Heritage management
  • Vernacular architecture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Arts and Humanities

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