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International Symposium on "From the Past into the Future –The Road of Historic Preservation and Cultural Landscape Conservation in the Asia-Pacific Region" was Held in Shanghai
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From 2nd to 3rd Nov. 2015, the International Symposium on "From the Past into the Future – The Road of Historic Preservation and Cultural Landscape Conservation in the Asia-Pacific Region" was held in Shanghai. The conference was hosted by Fudan University, Tongji University, Peking University, University of Tsukuba, University of Tokyo, and Kyoto Institute of Technology. WHITRAP was one of the co-organizers. Over 100 experts and professionals from home and abroad attended the event. The participants had in-depth discussions about the historic fabric, traditional values and conservation approach concerning the cultural heritage resources in the Asia-pacific region, illustrated concrete examples to explain the philosophies and methods of heritage conservation and exchanged views on the challenges faced by cultural heritage and cultural landscape in the process of urbanization and issues revolving vernacular heritage protection in China`s construction of a new countryside. Two sessions of round tables were organized during the conference, with respective topics of “cultural heritage protection philosophies and practice” and “education model of cultural heritage”. In the opening ceremony of the meeting, China Society of Territorial Economists Committee for State Land and Cultural Resources was announced to be establishment and Fudan University Institute for State Land and Cultural Resources was officially launched.

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