Politics of Scale: Cultural Heritage in China

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    This chapter examines in detail the case of China to illustrate how politics of scale contribute to heritage studies as a critical approach. Examining the production, governance, practice and consumption of cultural heritage in China, I will address the following perspectives of scalar effects on cultural heritage: 1) how scale is used by cultural heritage institutions to legitimate their authority and produce hierarchies among scales; 2) how global heritage discourses affect national and local scales through the process of downscaling; and 3) how local struggles emerge to negotiate with heritage authorities through jumping among scales.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPolitics of Scale: New Directions in Critical Heritage Studies
    EditorsTuuli Lähdesmäki, Yujie Zhu & Suzie Thomas
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherBerghahn Books
    ISBN (Print)978-1-78920-016-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2019


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