Fudan calls for cultural heritage protection in East Asia
Updated: 2017-09-04

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Fudan University in Shanghai opens a symposium on the protection of cultural heritage in East Asia on Aug 24. [Photo/fudan.edu.cn]

A two-day symposium calling for the protection of cultural heritage in East Asia opened at Fudan University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University on Aug 24.

Jointly organized by China, Japan and South Korea, the seminar attracted more than 400 representatives from colleges, institutes and cultural enterprises. It saw scholars and experts brainstorming on the region's profound cultural heritage.

Participants had passionate discussions on various protection ideas and methods, shared advanced protective technologies, and illustrated several examples of the restoration and protection of buildings, wall paintings, ceramics, and jade and bronze ware.

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A symposium on the protection of cultural heritage in East Asia is underway at Fudan University in Shanghai. [Photo/fudan.edu.cn]

The session at Shanghai Jiao Tong University saw the attendees focusing on wooden constructions. As a major artistic style popular in East Asia, the topic aroused great interest and concern among attendees about sharing their cultural values and exploring more direct methods of protection.

This was the first time the biennial event, first organized in 2011 by the Society for Conservation of Cultural Heritage in East Asia, had taken place at universities. The seminars were aimed at promoting regional exchanges on cultural heritage protection and sharing the latest ideas and technologies.

The universities' successful running of the event was also a reflection of their increasing role in cultural heritage protection and management. The event helped the schools to broaden international views, and also encouraged them to learn from each other.

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A scholar delivers a keynote speech at the sixth symposium of the Society for Conservation on Cultural Heritage in East Asia. [Photo/fudan.edu.cn]

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