Underwater Cultural Heritage Conservation and the Convention Practice in China

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Underwater Cultural Heritage Conservation and the Convention Practice in China

Description

China has large number and various types of underwater cultural heritage resources, which altogether forms an essential part of China’s cultural heritage. In order to manage such valuable cultural resources, the nation has been playing the most important, leading role and this state-led working mode is enabled through supports from all aspects: organizational, legal, financial and institutional. Starting from 1970s, underwater archaeology went from foreshore to coastal waters then to high seas. Currently, more than a hundred wreck sites have also been located in Chinese waters. Several submerged ancient town remains and burial sites were also discovered. UCH conservation is entering into a spanking new stage of expanding and transformation. Through years of learning, comparison and practical experiences, one has to admit that China has done quite a good job in preserving its underwater cultural heritage resources. However, problems also exist. By now, China’s policy towards UCH conservation is “centered on coastal areas, underline inshore waters, begin surveys in internal waters and get ready for high seas. China sincerely hopes to facilitate more international cooperative projects, and actively take part in the global UCH conservation campaign.

Creator

Fan Yiran, in Van Tilburg, H., Tripati, S., Walker Vadillo, V., Fahy, B., and Kimura, J. (eds.)

Date

5/15/2014

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