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Transforming Pingyao’s historic courtyard homes

A visit to Pingyao, in Shanxi province, feels like walking through a time capsule. The 2,700-year-old city was once the renowned banking capital of China, as important in the latter part of the Qing dynasty (1644 to 1912) as Wall Street is in the United States today. Read more…

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Integrate Global Creativity; Imprint The Style of The Era

The first International Style Conference was jointly held in Niccolo Chengdu by T China and Chengdu International Finance Square (Chengdu IFS), dedicated to explore Style Transformation in China among global creative professionals. Being the first style conference on an international scale held in China, it represents the aesthetic value and lifestyle of the…

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Overtourism and Lax Oversight Threaten Great Wall of China

Three spring weekends saw stampedes at the Great Wall, China’s most iconic monument. In fact, these holidays, while they’ve existed on the Chinese calendar for decades, if not centuries, were codified specifically to give all 1,500 or so miles of the Great Wall and other national heritage and natural areas a break. Read more…

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VIDEO: The Role of NGOs in Cultural Heritage Conservation

Heritage preservation has long been associated with the conservation of grand monuments driven by the state, but Kuanghan Li, director of Global Heritage Fund’s China Program, explains to Asia Society that NGOs could play the role of instigator and facilitator in heritage preservation projects. Read more…

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GHF Co-Presents with the Asia Society on NGOs in China

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In recent years, cultural heritage conservation has suffered a loss in public reputation. Detractors have drawn attention to the overabundance of government officials, academics, and heritage professionals and the corresponding lack of genuine community voices. Due to these developments, there is an increasingly vocal movement towards basing sustainable preservation and development – especially...
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Helping Conserve one of China’s most Ancient Cities: Pingyao Ancient City

The Conservation Management Guidelines for Traditional Courtyard Houses and Environment in the Ancient City of Pingyao has been recently published in both Chinese and English. The Ancient City of Pingyao, is an exceptionally well-preserved ancient city in China. The city was founded in 5th Century AD and the extant city dates from the…

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Executive Director Dr. Vince Michael on Leading with Expertise in China

Following his latest mission to China, Dr. Michael explains GHF’s Lead with Expertise method – going into a heritage sites in a developing region not with a massive restoration plan but with the best minds in modern conservation. Some highlights from the piece Weishan was the home of Zhi Ni Ni who founded the Nanzhao…

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