Chinese Heritage in the Making

edited by Marina Svensson and Christina Maags
Asian Heritages
Amsterdam University Press, 2018
Paper: 978-94-6298-369-4, eISBN: 978-90-485-3406-7

The Chinese state uses cultural heritage as a source of power by linking it to political and economic goals, but heritage discourse has at the same time encouraged new actors to appropriate the discourse to protect their own traditions. This book focuses on that contested nature of heritage, especially through the lens of individuals, local communities, religious groups, and heritage experts. It examines the effect of the internet on heritage-ization, as well as how that process affects different groups of people.

Marina Svensson is professor of modern China studies at Lund University. Christina Maags is a lecturer of political science with a focus on China and East Asia at Goethe University Frankfurt.

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