Observation & Protection Stations-Network of Grand Canal: A Case of the Involvement of Communities Along Cultural Routes

Ruan, Yisan and Ding, Yuan (2008) Observation & Protection Stations-Network of Grand Canal: A Case of the Involvement of Communities Along Cultural Routes. In: 16th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Finding the spirit of place – between the tangible and the intangible’, 29 sept – 4 oct 2008, Quebec, Canada. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract (in English)

Although it’s too early to announce the success of the Observation & Protection Stations-Network of Grand Canal, this network surely offered an example of the involvement of communities along the cultural routes. To protect the Grand Canal, World Heritage Candidate in China and the oldest and longest canal in the world, the Ruan-yisan Heritage Conservation Foundation established this project in 2006, providing a positive force for the protection of the Canal and encouraging the communication between governments and the public, as well as the collaboration between academics and field workers. To keep the commemorative integration of the cultural route, the stationsnetwork tried to link different towns along the heritage route together, and protect heritage from bottom to top. The paper not only introduced the structure and work of this network; it also discussed the problems during the practice, such as the financial resources and the role of NGO.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Authors:
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Ruan, YisanUNSPECIFIED
Ding, YuanUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: canal; cultural route; The Ruan Yisan Heritage Foundation (RHF); local community; community participation
Subjects: M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 11. Tentative list
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 08. Heritage canals
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 07. Cultural routes
L.PRESENTATION AND TRANSMISSION OF HERITAGE > 04. Public awareness
Name of monument, town, site, museum: The Grand Canal, China
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2010 06:59
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:12
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/90

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