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The Case for Repatriating China’s Cultural Objects

Authors: Liu, Zuozhen

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  • Combines a number of fields to shed new light on the debate concerning repatriation of cultural heritage from a Chinese perspective, without losing scientific objectivity
  • Features an engaging introduction to China’s history and cultural identity, as well as the destruction and looting of cultural property in the past
  • Presents normative research on cultural heritage law by evaluating the interests of cultural identity
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This book investigates China's demands for the repatriation of Chinese cultural relics 'lost' during the country's modern  history. It addresses two main research questions: Can the original owners, or their rightful successors, of cultural objects looted, stolen, or illicitly exported before the adoption of the 1954 Hague Convention and the 1970 UNESCO Convention reclaim their cultural objects pursuant to remedies provided by international or national law? And what are the philosphical, ethical, and cultural considerations of identity underlying the international conventions protecting cultural objects and claims made for repatriating them? The first part of the book explores current positive legal regimes, while the second part focuses on the philosphical, ethical, and cultural considerations regarding repatriation of cultural objects. Consisting of seven chapters and an introduction, it outlines the loss of Chinese cultural relics in modern history and the normative framework for the protection of cultural heritage. It presents case studies designed to assess the possibility of seeking legal remedies for restitution under contemporary legal regimes and examines the cultural and ethical issues underpinning the international conventions protecting cultural heritage and claims for the repatriation of cultural heritage. It also discusses issues of cultural identity, the right to cultural identity and heritage, multiculturalism, the politics of recognition, cosmopolitanism, the right to cultural heritage, and other related issues.  The concluding chapter answers the two research questions and offers suggestions for future research.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-0597-8
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-0595-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-9205-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Case for Repatriating China’s Cultural Objects
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-0597-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-0597-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-0595-4
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-9205-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 179
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