By the end of 2013, there are totally 45 heritage sites in China were approved to be included in the World Heritage list by UNESCO, including 10 natural heritage sites, 31 culture heritage sites and 4 mixed heritage sites. China is ranked second in the world according to the number, second only to Italy. Increasing number of heritage sites come with more responsibilities for protection and maintenance. In accordance with the provisions of the World Heritage Convention, the applicant countries are supposed to carry out unified management, strict protection and scientific planning in order to achieve sustainable development. This book, which consists of six chapters, contributes to researches of Chinese cultural heritages protection and tourism development from the perspective of community participation; product development; cultural heritage destination management; as well as researches and education. It deserves careful reading and should find numerous readers.
Yanling Zhang/Fang Xie/Zhenghuan Li/Xiaohuai Wu