Adèle Esposito, CNRS, Gèographie-Citès, France
Michael Herzfeld, Harvard University, U.S.A., and Leiden University, the Netherlands
Sadiah Boonstra, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and Melbourne University, Australia
Min-Chin CHIANG, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taiwan
Yew-Foong HUI, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore
Ronki Ram, Panjab University, India
The Asian Heritage Series explores the notions of heritage as they have evolved from European based concepts, mainly associated with architecture and monumental archaeology, to incorporate a broader diversity of cultural forms and value. This includes a critical exploration of the politics of heritage and its categories, such as the contested distinction ‘tangible’ and ‘intangible’ heritages; the analysis of the conflicts triggered by competing agendas and interests in the heritage field; and the productive assessment of management measures in the context of Asia.