Asian Heritage Management

  • February 2013, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.4324/9780203066591

Buddhist philosophy as a foundation for cultural heritage protection and conservation

What is it about?

This chapter proposes that buddhism as opposed to the more rigid western based conservation practices could be used as the foundation of for an appropriate theory of conservation for heritage in the Asian region and maybe beyond..

Why is it important?

Chapter 16 is the authors chapter and looks at the notion of Buddhist philosophy as a philosophicl foundation for a theory of cultural heritage conservation as opposed to the more traditional western based approaches that have dominated the filed of many many years. The paper is crucial in this area and adds the greater body of work pushing for change.

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