Legal system for the protection of the environment of monuments and sites in China

Xiaodong, Li (2005) Legal system for the protection of the environment of monuments and sites in China. In: 15th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Monuments and sites in their setting - conserving cultural heritage in changing townscapes and landscapes’, 17 – 21 oct 2005, Xi'an, China. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract (in English)

The protection of the setting of monuments and sites requires legal measures. Ever since 1963, it has been set out in the relevant legislations in China that a buffer zone has to be designated for each protected monument or site in order to preserve its setting. In the legal framework of protection in China, the national law, the administrative rules and regulations and the local legislations provide protection for cultural heritage both above and under the ground as well as their surrounding atmosphere, water, social setting and humanity environment. In accordance with the law, buffer zones have been designated for more than 70,000 monuments and sites protected at different levels based on their respective requirements for the protection of their settings, and the controllable areas have been defined in order to protect not only the monuments and sites but also their settings. As a result, great achievements have been made, but many problems have also remained to be solved at the same time. Therefore, the legislations need to be further improved, relevant criteria need to be worked out, and the law-enforcement and implementation of protection rules and regulations need to be strengthened. It is recommended that a charter concerning the protection of the setting of monuments and sites be developed by ICOMOS

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Authors:
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Xiaodong, LiUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: monuments and sites; setting; legal protection; legislation; buffer zones
Subjects: E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 03. Monuments
K.LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES > 03. National/Regional legislations
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 11. Legal protection and Administration
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 05. Sites
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2005, 15th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2010 15:45
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:14
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/330

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