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

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Show simple item record Wu, Heng eng 2011-11-14T13:08:31Z 2011-11-14T13:08:31Z 2011-09-30 eng
dc.identifier.isbn 978-82-308-1827-5 eng
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 eng
dc.publisher The University of Bergen eng
dc.subject China eng
dc.subject Museum eng
dc.subject Change eng
dc.subject Policy eng
dc.subject Representation eng
dc.subject Identity eng
dc.subject Nationalism eng
dc.subject Diversity eng
dc.subject Unity eng
dc.subject Cultural tourism eng
dc.title Museum and Change: Regional Museums in the People’s Republic of China eng
dc.type Doctoral thesis eng
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Social science: 200::Library and information science: 320::Information and communication systems: 321 eng
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