Category Archives: Asia

Review of “The Earthscan Reader on NGO Management”: The Role of NGOs in Sustainable Development and Heritage Management around the World

This text on NGO management is an edited collection of essays focusing on issues in the goals, efficacy, structure and administration of non-governmental development organizations (NGDOs), and is itself organized in a textbook-like fashion, with an apparent audience of people … Continue reading

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Review of “Clan, Caste and Club”: Adding India to the Conversation

Clan, Caste and Club, by F.L.K. Hsu (1963), focuses on the major differences among those cultural structures that are most common and valued in America, Hindu India, and China, seeking to add nuance to the understanding of each by means of … Continue reading

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Review of “The Geography of Thought” and its Relevance for World Heritage Management

The fascinating and accessibly-written book The Geography of Thought, published in 2004 by cultural psychologist Richard Nisbett, summarizes the broad-spectrum implications of a number of studies that he, his graduate students, and his colleagues in related disciplines carried out in … Continue reading

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World Heritage Site: Huangshan of China « Flickr Blog

World Heritage Site: Huangshan of China « Flickr Blog.  The photo-sharing social media site, Flickr, has once again placed a spotlight on a World Heritage Site; this time, they chose Huangshan to highlight.   I find it curious that this … Continue reading

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Arashiyama « Flickr Blog

Arashiyama « Flickr Blog.  Once again, the editors of the Flickr Blog have chosen to highlight an internationally famous, registered historic site, this time the Arashiyama (“Storm Mountain”) area of Japan.  Just as when I noticed this inclusion of World … Continue reading

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Bangladesh: Islamist violence against Hindu and Buddhist community places

Originally posted on conflict antiquities:
On the 28th of February, in reaction to the convictions of the Bangladeshi Islamist movement’s leaders for crimes during its 1971 Liberation War/war of independence, Islamists initiated a wave of hate crimes that caused ‘déjà…

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World Heritage Site: Huanglong « Flickr Blog

World Heritage Site: Huanglong « Flickr Blog. A World Heritage Site is today’s featured topic on Flickr!  As the Flickr Blog usually highlights photos on a particular photographic theme or an intriguing photographer, rather than a place – and then … Continue reading

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History vs. history as China plans to rebuild past

History vs. history as China plans to rebuild past | Art Daily. The below article highlights the level of discrepancy that can occur between some governments’ ideas of heritage as based in a static, frozen, politically elevated point in the … Continue reading

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Sunset Views and Sustainable Tourism Concerns at Angkor

http://www.wmf.org/field/sunset-views-and-sustainable-tourism-concerns-angkor “Sunset Views and Sustainable Tourism Concerns at Angkor Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Sustainable tourism is an important element of WMF’s work and a critical message around the world as heritage sites balance protecting fragile, historic materials and providing a … Continue reading

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The World Monument Fund’s projects to “Save Angkor”

The World Monuments Fund is one of the major international organizations working with both UNESCO and Cambodian authorities charged with protecting Angkor (such as APSARA, whose role will be elaborated in later posts).  The WMF focuses on preservation activities, but … Continue reading

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