The 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China proposed to increase efforts in protecting cultural relics and heritage, as well as strengthening the preservation and inheritance of history and culture in urban and rural construction. Cultural heritage is comprised of a wide range of tangible and intangible values of human societies, connecting the present and past of various communities and groups. The Chinese civilization has flourished for millennia, and as a result, possesses an immense amount of heritage assets.
This column focuses on the conservation of China's cultural heritage, introducing audiences around the world to the latest research, practice, and policies. We seek to promote an understanding of the intersection of heritage conservation and urban planning within the Chinese context and to draw attention to Chinese heritage.