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Culture of China: World Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites

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Culture of China Series: World Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites
by Luo Zhewen (Text)
Published by Foreign Languages Press, 2002
Language: English
ISBN 7119030590 9787119030593
Hardcover, illustrated, dimension 190mm x 170mm, 107 pages

The Chinese nation and culture have had an unbroken history of several thousand years. As a country composed of many ethnic groups since ancient times, China has created a brilliant multi-ethnic culture in the process of its long historical development, represented by many masterpieces, such as the Potala Palace and the Chengde Mountain Summer Resort And the surrounding temples, The murals and painted sculptures in the Mogao Grottoes at Dunhuang, and topographical features, animals and plants, and beautiful scenery. Many sites with both natural and cultural heritage features, including Taishan, Wuyi and Emei mountains, and the Giant Buddha of Leshan Mountain, reflect the integration of China's long history and culture with its natural environment, which is rarely seen in other in other countries. Meanwhile, the cultural scenic spot of Mount Lushan has been approved for putting on the List as "an ingenious work integrating a beautiful natural environment with excellent human artistry."

This beautifully illustrated book describes about 30 sites in China recognized by UNESCO as the common cultural and artistic wealth of mankind.

The Ten Thousand-li Great Wall (cultural heritage site, listed in 1987)
Imperial Palace, Beijing (cultural heritage site,1987)
Mogao Grottoes (cultural heritage site,1987)
Mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shihuang and the Terracotta Army (cultural heritage site,1987)
"Peking Man" Site at Zhoukoudian (cultural heritage site,1987)
Mount Taishan (cultural and natural heritage site,1987)
Mount Huangshan (cultural and natural heritage site,1990)
Jiuzhaigou (Gully of Nine Stockaded Villages) (natural heritage site,1992)
Huanglong (Yellow Dragon) Scenic Spot (natural heritage site,1992)
Wulingyuan Scenic Spot (natural heritage site,1992)
Chengde Imperial Summer Resort and the surrounding temples (cultural heritage site,1994)
Confucius Temple, Confucius Forest and Confucius Family Mansion (cultural heritage site,1994)
Potala Palace (cultural heritage site,1994)
Ancient buildings on Mount Wudang (cultural heritage site,1994)
Giant Buddha of Leshan, Mount Emei (cultural and natural heritage site,1994)
Mount Lushan (cultural heritage site,1996)
Ancient city of Lijiang (cultural heritage site,1997)
Ancient city of Pingyao (cultural heritage site,1997)
Suzhou's classical gardens (cultural heritage site,1997)
Summer Palace (cultural heritage site,1998)
Temple of Heaven (cultural heritage site,1998)
Dazu Stone Carvings (cultural heritage site,1999)
Longmen Grottoes (cultural heritage site,2000)
Xidi-hongcun villages (cultural heritage site,2000)
Mount Qingcheng-Dujiang Weir (cultural heritage site,2000)
Ming and Qing Dynasty imperial tombs (cultural heritage site,2000)
Mount Wuyi (cultural and natural heritage site,2000)
Yungang Grottoes (cultural heritage site,2001)

The "Culture of China" Series:
The “Culture of China?Series introduces various aspects of Chinese art and culture. All titles in the series have nice text with color photos and chronologies. All books are well-designed, formatted, and printed on high quality glossy paper, both beautiful and educational.
All titles in the series: Traditional Painting ; Land of Silk ; Ancient Sculpture ; Fascinating Stage Arts ; Folk Genre Paintings ; Pottery and Porcelain ; Rare Wild Animals ; Taoism ; Traditional Chinese Residences ; Ancient Chinese Architecture ; Art of Chinese Pavilions ; Chinese Archeology ; Famous Mountains and Rivers ; Folk Handicrafts ; Southwestern Silk Road ; Traditional Chinese Costumes ; West China Panorama ; World Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites ; China's Ethnic Minorities ; Classical Chinese Gardens ; Museums: Treasure Houses of History...

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