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Insights into Chinese Modern Industrial Heritage Value from the Perspective of Britain Related Industrial Heritages in China

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DOI: 10.25236/mfssr.2019.108


Xinjun Ding, Fei Tian

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Xinjun Ding


Chinese modern industrial remains from 1840 to 1949 have long been regarded as underrepresented on the national heritage list. A number of sites are currently undertaking preparatory work to nominated sites as Industrial World Heritage. A significant issue that has emerged, however, is ensuring that these sites are able to fulfil both the requirements on authenticity and Outstanding Universal Value required by UNESCO. By putting the heritage in the transnational perspective, this paper tries to analyze the British related modern industrial heritage in China and make a case study of modern industrial heritages in Tangshan so as to revision its value, which shows the perspective to understand heritage value should be broadened. On one hand breaking down regional restrictions would allow sites to form networks of industrial heritage, on the other, emphasizing the importance of transnational interchange.


Industrial Heritage, Heritage Value, Britain Related Industrial Heritages