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Svensson, Marina and Maags, Christina (2018) 'Mapping the Chinese Heritage Regime: Ruptures, Governmentality, and Agency.' In: Maags, Christina and Svensson, Marina, (eds.), Chinese Cultural Heritage in the Making: Experiences, Negotiations and Contestations. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Amsterdam University Press, pp. 11-38. (Asian Heritages)

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The chapter introduces the reader to the edited volume. It explores cultural heritage policy and practice in China by making use of concepts and theories from both heritage studies and China studies. Reviewing the state of the art, there is a need to examine the development of the Chinese authorized heritage discourse as a tool of governmentality against the backdrop of local contestations, negotiations and appropriation. The chapter familiarizes the reader with the various sections of the book which draw attention to the plurality of local forms of contestations unfolding in a bottom-up manner.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Politics & International Studies
ISBN: 9789048534067
Copyright Statement: © 2018 Amsterdam University Press. This book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercialNoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). To view a copy of this license, visit Funding is provided by Knowledge Unlatched Select 2017: Frontlist.
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Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2019 13:45
Funders: Other

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