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Recognising values of China's scenic and historic interest areas as world heritage cultural landscapes: Lushan case study

Xu, Qing; Taylor, Ken; Han, Feng

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China’s Scenic and Historic Interest Areas are a major contributor to the State’s World Heritage lexicon. However, understanding of their values has led to confusion internationally and in China, not least with controversy over China’s latest promotion of the Natural Protected Areas System. This paper discusses values of China’s Scenic and Historic Interest Areas from the cultural landscape perspective through an in-depth case study of Lushan. A theoretical framework for recognising values of...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorXu, Qing
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Ken
dc.contributor.authorHan, Feng
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-13T03:22:16Z
dc.identifier.issn1352-7258
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/219332
dc.description.abstractChina’s Scenic and Historic Interest Areas are a major contributor to the State’s World Heritage lexicon. However, understanding of their values has led to confusion internationally and in China, not least with controversy over China’s latest promotion of the Natural Protected Areas System. This paper discusses values of China’s Scenic and Historic Interest Areas from the cultural landscape perspective through an in-depth case study of Lushan. A theoretical framework for recognising values of China’s Scenic and Historic Interest Areas has been set up and tested at Lushan, including exploring stakeholders’ understanding of its values as a world heritage site by using semi-structured interviews and questionnaires. The findings reveal that Lushan clearly represents cultural values inextricably associated with Scenic and Historic Interest Areas, and also need for supplementary advice on its Outstanding Universal Value (OUV). It suggests that the ideology driving management of China’s Scenic and Historic Interest Areas as national parks or natural parks focusing mainly on objective nature-related conservation without regard to the traditional Chinese philosophy of the culture-nature binary will adversely affect China’s Scenic and Historic Interest Areas as cultural landscapes and their community values.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by [National Key Research and Development Program of China: Ecological Conservation and Management Technology of Natural Heritage Sites-Study on the Coordination of Ecological Conservation and Community Development of Heritage Sites] under Grant [2016YFC0503308].
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis Group
dc.rights© 2020 Qing Xu, Ken Taylor and Feng Han. Published with license by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
dc.sourceInternational Journal of Heritage Studies
dc.subjectValues
dc.subjectworld heritage cultural landscapes
dc.subjectChina’s scenic and historic interest areas
dc.subjectstakeholders
dc.titleRecognising values of China's scenic and historic interest areas as world heritage cultural landscapes: Lushan case study
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolumeonline
dc.date.issued2020
local.identifier.absfor210202 - Heritage and Cultural Conservation
local.identifier.ariespublicationa383154xPUB13578
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationXu, Qing, China University of Geosciences
local.contributor.affiliationTaylor, Ken, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationHan, Feng, Tongji University
local.description.embargo2099-12-31
local.identifier.doi10.1080/13527258.2020.1764610
local.identifier.absseo950300 - HERITAGE
dc.date.updated2020-11-02T04:18:05Z
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