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UCL Diary Notice: Lecture with Dr Shan Jixiang

Publication date: Feb 17, 2009 5:44:12 PM

Event: “Chinese Cultural Heritage: Current situation and its future”

Date: Thursday 19th February, 4pm

Location: Lecture Theatre G6, UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY

The International Centre for Chinese Heritage and Archaeology (ICCHA) at the UCL Institute of Archaeology is honoured to welcome Dr Shan Jixiang, Director-General of the State Administration of Cultural Heritage (SACH), People's Republic of China, to give a special lecture about the current state of Chinese cultural heritage and the challenges it faces in the future.

Dr Shan joined the Communist Party in 1985 and has held his current position at the SACH for the last two years. The SACH is the highest administrative body for heritage and archaeology in the Chinese government and is responsible for making and implementing legislation. It has a number of departments (museums, archaeology, conservation, foreign affairs) and a research institute: the Chinese Academy of Cultural Heritage. It also controls the special funding for heritage and archaeological projects, including management and policy development as well as research projects.

Professor Malcolm Grant, UCL President and Provost, will introduce Dr Shan's lecture, which will be followed by a wine reception in the A.G. Leventis Gallery at the Institute.

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Notes for Editors

The lecture will take place at 4pm on Thursday 19 February 2009 in Lecture Theatre G6, UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY. If you wish to attend or request an interview, please contact Dave Weston in the UCL Media Relations Office (d.weston@ucl.ac.uk or +44 (0) 20 7679 7678)

About UCL:

Founded in 1826, UCL was the first English university established after Oxford and Cambridge, the first to admit students regardless of race, class, religion or gender, and the first to provide systematic teaching of law, architecture and medicine. UCL is the seventh-ranked university in the 2008 THES-QS World University Rankings, and the third-ranked UK university in the 2008 league table of the top 500 world universities produced by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University. UCL alumni include Marie Stopes, Jonathan Dimbleby, Lord Woolf, Alexander Graham Bell, and members of the band Coldplay. UCL currently has over 12,000 undergraduate and 8,000 postgraduate students. Its annual income is over £600 million.

For more information see: http://www.ucl.ac.uk

About the International Centre for Chinese Heritage and Archaeology (ICCHA):

In December 2003 University College London and Peking University officially launched the new International Centre for Chinese Heritage and Archaeology (ICCHA). The Centre has a joint management body with offices and activities in both London and Beijing. This is the first such venture between China and the UK. Its objective is to create a genuine and meaningful partnership between two of the most important archaeological institutes in the world.

For more information see: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/archaeology/china-archaeology/introduction.php