The problems encounter in the protection of UCH

Zhang, Wei (2005) The problems encounter in the protection of UCH. 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)

As a coastal great power, China has a long maritime history and is famous of the “Silk Road on the Sea”. In our territorial sea, inner waters and other jurisdiction areas, there are thousands of underwater cultural relics which are an important part of our national cultural heritage. 1 The Development in the Protection of UCH in China. From the 1980s, the Chinese government began to pay more and more attention to the protection of UCH. The career of Underwater Archaeology has been set up and developed quickly, and gains great achievement under the directing and funding by the government. 2 The main problems encountered by the protection of UCH. The frangibility of the underwater cultural heritage itself, the threat from the natural environment, the threat from the humanity environment, and other social liability to the UCH. 3 Measures. *)the protection of the UCH has been involved into the national general stratagem of the oceanic exploitation, *)an overall UCH investigation along the national coast has been set out, *)the process of joining the Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage is being accelerated, *)the capability of our Underwater Archaeology is being strengthened.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Zhang, Wei
Languages: English
Keywords: underwater cultural heritage; legal protection; underwater excavations; threats; conservation; China
Subjects: K.LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES > 06. Doctrinal texts, conventions and charters
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 25. Underwater cultural heritage
K.LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES > 03. National/Regional legislations
B. ARCHAEOLOGY > 08. Underwater archaeological site
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 11. Legal protection and Administration
B. ARCHAEOLOGY > 07. Underwater archaeology
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2005, 15th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2010 10:16
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:15

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