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WHITRAP Beijing successfully held the 2023 Joint Workshop on Cultural Heritage Protection in Chongqing
Release date :2023-07-15 Views: 1069

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Date: 15 Jul-2 Aug, 2023


Organizers: PKU School of Archaeology and Museology, UNESCO World Heritage Training and Research Institute for the Asia and the Pacific Region (Beijing), PKU Center of Archaeology and Art for the General Public

Background:Through field research, this workshop aimed at improving understanding about the current status of heritage, landscape and community in and around the Diaoyu Fortress, as well as forming basic research, community evaluation and preliminary conservation and exhibition designs.

The 2023 Workshop consisted of both online and offline sessions. From 15th to 17th July, scholars from relevant fields gave online courses from the perspective of interdisciplinary thinking on heritage conservation, ecology and geology, heritage tourism and value perception, and history of the mountain cities in the Chuanyu area. From 24th July to 2nd August, students did field research under the guidance of host teachers in the Hechuan Distract, Chongqing. Around the same time, the workshop faculty delivered five lectures on the Diaoyu Fortress and heritage interpretation.

On 2nd August, the ending ceremony of 2023 Joint Workshop on Cultural Heritage Protection was held in the Chengtou Building in Hechuan, and was hosted by Zhang Jianwei, Executive Deputy Director of WHITRAP Beijing and Associate Dean of PKU School of Archaeology and Museology. Representatives from four research groups reported their results and insights on geology, archaeology, community and tourism management, while teachers made their comments on current problems and future research directions. The students also reported on the outcome of their specialized study on the Jiukouguo Area. Finally, Sun Hua, Professor of PKU School of Archaeology and Museology, Du Xiaofan, Professor of Fudan University, Yuan Dongshan, Associate Dean of Chongqing Municipal Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology and President of ICOMOS Chongqing and site managers and local scholars from Hechuan district made ending comments, affirming the fruitful results of each group’s research and raising high expectations for future work.
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