Where the Past meets the Future

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Leah Cheung Ah Li

The Politics of Heritage in Xi’an

ISBN 978-3-643-90887-2
Band-Nr. 37
Jahr 2019
Seiten 304
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Halle Studies in the Anthropology of Eurasia

Artikelnummer: 978-3-643-90887-2 Kategorien: , ,


Xi’an, the former Chang’an – home to the terracotta army
and capital to 13 dynasties of Chinese emperors –
experienced World Heritage fame in 1987 when the Mausoleum
of the First Qin Emperor was listed. In 2014, five more
heritage sites in Xi’an were listed as part of the Silk
Roads World Heritage nomination. The ancient capital
represents glorious moments of Chinese history and local
citizens are proud of Xi’an’s archaeological and historical
status. However, the modern cityscape is as much shaped by
high rises as by historical buildings and heritage policies
intersect with demands for urbanization, modernization, and
economic growth. This book seeks to understand how
modernity, history, and heritage are reconciled in this city
where the past meets the future.

Leah Cheung Ah Li conducted her doctoral
research as a member of the International Max Planck
Research School `Anthropology, Archaeology and History of
Eurasia‘ (IMPRS ANARCHIE) at the Max Planck Institute for
Social Anthropology, Halle (Germany). Her research interests
include heritage studies, political economy,
ethnomusicology, and Chinese studies.