The Zuojiang Huashan Rock Art Cultural Landscape

Protecting and Understanding Zuojiang Huashan Rock Art

 
 
The relative inaccessibility created by the karst landforms of the Zuojiang River area has left the Zuojiang Huashan rock art well preserved and undamaged for the last 2,000 years since the Eastern Han Dynasty.
 
The Chinese government at all levels, including all of the relevant departments, has adopted a thorough protection and management strategy for the Zuojiang Huashan Rock Art in accordance with established rules and regulations, including the 'Cultural Relics Protection Law of the Peoples' Republic of China', 'World Cultural Heritage Management Measures', 'Management Measures of Monitoring and Patrol of World Cultural Heritage in China', 'Protection Measures of Zuojiang Rock Art of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region' and 'Protection Measures of Zuojiang Rock Art of Chongzuo'.
 
Dr Jean Clottes Huashan Rock Art Petroglyphs China
Dr Jean Clottes
Analysis of the Huashan Rock Art
at the Seminar
Huashan Rock Art Protection Management China
Huashan Rock Art
Protection Management at
the Huashan Rock Art Site
 
Wang Yi Chinese Academy of Cultural Heritage China
Wang Yi
Chinese Academy of Cultural Heritage
Over the past 20 years the Chinese Government has adopted a 'cyclical mechanism' for planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and feedback to conduct the protection and management work. Specific plans have been formulated and implemented such as the 'Management Planning on the Zuojiang Huashan Rock Art Cultural Landscape's declaration for the World Heritage'. The heritage sites have established dedicated fully funded organizations and programs for scientists and facilities. The Peoples' Government of Chongzuo now coordinates all major administrative decisions related to protection and management in Ninming County, Longzhou County, Fusui County and Jiangzhou District.
 
Huashan Rock Art Petroglyph Preservation Management China
Preservation Management
Huashan Rock Art
Huashan Rock Art Study China
Huashan Rock Art Study
Huashan Rock Art Site
 
Huashan Rock Art Petroglyph Environmental Protection China
Environmental Protection
Zuojiang Huashan Rock Art Cultural Landscape
Huashan Rock Art Petroglyphs China
Huashan Rock Art Panel
Zuojiang Huashan Rock Art Cultural Landscape
 
Huashan Rock Art Damon de Laszlo  Bradshaw Foundation China
Damon de Laszlo
Bradshaw Foundation Chairman discusses
Huashan at the Seminar
Huashan Rock Art Seminars China
Huashan Rock Art Cultural Landscape
Program of seminars focussing
on monitoring and preservation
 
Since 2000 the protection of Huashan Rock Art involves daily monitoring, rock consolidation, environmental protection, damage and risk prevention and social coordination. Since 2004 the Cultural Department of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region has initiated and convened a program of seminars focussing on monitoring and preservation. Since 2007 a program of technological research has been actioned, including infared imaging, 3D scanning, hydrological analysis and geological analysis.
 
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