Asian Heritage Management: Contexts, Concerns, And Prospects by Kapila D. SilvaAsian Heritage Management: Contexts, Concerns, And Prospects by Kapila D. Silva

Asian Heritage Management: Contexts, Concerns, And Prospects

EditorKapila D. Silva, Neel Kamal Chapagain

Hardcover | March 15, 2013

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The prevalent global heritage discourse has been primarily Euro-centric in its origin, premise, and praxis. Diverse cultural, historical, and geographical contexts, such as that of Asia, call for more context-specific approaches to heritage management. This book explores this complexity of managing the cultural heritage in Asia.

Case studies include sites of Angkor, Himeji Castle, Kathmandu Valley, Luang Prabang, Lumbini, and Malacca, and the book uses these to explore the religious worldviews, heritage policies, intangible heritage dimensions, traditional preservation practices, cultural tourism, and the notion of cultural landscape that are crucial in understanding the cultural heritage in Asia. It critiques the contemporary regulatory frameworks in operation and focuses on the issues of global impact on the local cultures in the region. The book goes on to emphasize the need for integrated heritage management approaches that encompass the plurality of heritage conservation concerns in Asian countries.

Themes are discussed from the vantage point of heritage scholars and practitioners in the South, Southeast, and East Asia. This book thus presents a distinctive Asian perspective which is a valuable source for students and practitioners of heritage within and beyond the Asian context.

Kapila D. Silva is an Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture, Design, and Planning at the University of Kansas, USA. His research interests include cultural dimensions of architecture, urbanism, and heritage conservation.Neel Kamal Chapagain is an independent heritage professional and researcher from Nepal. He has recently t...
Title:Asian Heritage Management: Contexts, Concerns, And ProspectsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:386 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:March 15, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415520541

ISBN - 13:9780415520546

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Contexts and Concerns in Asian Heritage ManagementNeel Kamal ChapagainPart 1:Contexts 1. Jiirnnoddharana: The Hindu Philosophy of ConservationBinumol Tom2. Heritage Conservation in the Buddhist ContextNeel Kamal Chapagain3. Islamic Perspectives and Malay Notions of Heritage Conservation Syed Iskandar Arrifin4.The Conflict of Ideologies and Ambiguities in Conservation Policy:A Legacy of Shared Built Heritage in PakistanAnila Naeem5. A Comparative Analysis of Three Heritage Management Approaches in Southern China: Guangzhou, Hong Kong, and MacauFred Lee and Hilary du Cros6. Managing the Sacred Garden of LumbiniKai WeisePart 2:Concerns7. The Himeji Castle World Heritage Site: Challenges of Sustaining Memories of a Revered Heritage in JapanYushi Utaka8. Traditions Overlooked: Re-thinking Cultural Heritage Conservation in the Kathmandu Valley, NepalVibha Bhattarai-Upadhyay9. Cultural Heritage and Sacred Landscapes of South Asia: Reclamation of Govardhan in Braj, IndiaAmita Sinha10. The Challenge of the Cultural Landscape Construct and Associated Intangible Values in an Asian ContextKen Taylor11. Angkor on the World Stage: Conservation in the Colonial and Postcolonial ErasWilliam Chapman12. Commodification of Intangible Cultural Heritage in AsiaWantanee Suntikul13. Issues of Sustainable Tourism at Heritage Sites in AsiaSharif Shams ImonPart 3:Prospects 14. A Community-based Approach to Heritage Management from Ladakh, IndiaTara Sharma15. Heritage Impact Assessment as a Tool in Managing Development in the Historic City of Melaka, MalaysiaSyed Abidin Idid and Dilshan Remaz Ossen16. Developing an Alternative Paradigm for Asian Heritage Conservation: A Buddhist-Systemic PerspectiveJamie MacKee17. The City Imageability: A Framework for Defining Urban Heritage DimensionsKapila D. Silva18. Epilogue: Prospects for Asian Heritage ManagementKapila D. Silva

Editorial Reviews

"The diverse topics presented in this book with renewed perspectives of the authors will benefit further researchers, policy-makers, heritage conservationists, urban planners and authorities responsible for heritage management within or beyond Asia." 

Sara Mahdizadeh, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran - Urban Studies Journal