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Museum and Change: Regional Museums in the People’s Republic of China

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dc.contributor.author Wu, Heng
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-14T13:08:31Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-14T13:08:31Z
dc.date.issued 2011-09-30
dc.identifier.isbn 978-82-308-1827-5
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1956/5181
dc.description.abstract Chinese museums have experienced dramatic changes during the time of the People’s Republic of China (1949 - present) at the same time as the country itself has undergone dramatic changes. This thesis explores the correlation between museum and political and policy changes in the Peoples Republic of China with selected regional museums as the research object. The objective is to study what changes have taken place in selected Chinese regional museums and understand what roles political and policy changes in the country have had on the process. Six regional museums from four regions are examined. Major focus is on the broad changes within the museums at the same time as close examination on the specific museum representations has been carried out. Pertinent issues include diversity and unity, regional identity and national identity, representation of identity, regional development policy and cultural tourism. The research revealed that policy has a strong influence on all the museums studied but there are also differences between regions. Museums are not only the targets but also the instruments of policy and government. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher The University of Bergen en
dc.rights Copyright the author. All rights reserved. en
dc.subject China en
dc.subject Museum en
dc.subject Change en
dc.subject Policy en
dc.subject Representation en
dc.subject Identity en
dc.subject Nationalism en
dc.subject Diversity en
dc.subject Unity en
dc.subject Cultural tourism en
dc.title Museum and Change: Regional Museums in the People’s Republic of China en
dc.type Doctoral thesis en
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Social science: 200::Library and information science: 320::Information and communication systems: 321 en


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