World Heritage in China
As an ancient civilization, China is rich in resources of cultural and natural heritage. In 1972, the United Nation Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) adopted “the Convention concerning the protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage”, which designed to protect the most valuable cultural and natural heritage for all humanity. China officially joined the convention in 1985 and declared six heritage sites including the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, Mogao Cave, Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, Mount Tai and Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian in the World Heritage List in 1987.
For over 30 years, China has successfully declared 53 World Heritage sites, including 36 cultural heritages and 4 mixed heritages of culture and nature. These are the witness of Chinese traditional culture and a great crystallization of Chinese civilization.
This exhibition selects images of the historical monuments, ruins, architectural complex, ancient towns, cultural landscapes and routes, etc., aiming to bring you to the history, the stories and the spirit of the culture.
Certainly, it is not enough to understand Chinese culture by simply looking at these pictures. You are welcome to visit China, to see and feel the unique heritage and essence of the Chinese culture.
When: 28 Feb – 15 Mar 2019, Mon.-Fri., 10 am-1 pm, 2 pm-5 pm
Where: China Cultural Centre in Sydney, Level 1, 151 Castelreagh St, Sydney, NSW 2000