The Wudang World Heritage Ancient Building Complex: Daoism Networks and Influences on Chinese Cultural Promotion

Main Article Content

Kim One
chinun Boonrueng
Anucha Tumapa

Abstract

               The Ancient Building Complex in Wudang Mountain may be the current reflection of the relationship between politics and religions which many people may understand that religion is forbidden in Chinese society. The policies of spreading Chinese culture, it now accepts and opens opportunities for many religions to make activities more broadly. After being restored and listed as the World Heritage Site in 1994, the Ancient Building Complex in Wudang Mountain has become the center of Daoism, the religion originated in China, by establishing the domestic and foreign networks. It also promotes tourism to support the economic growth of government agencies. This article summarizes the management of Local government and Daoist organizations in the Wudang Mountain area, the international integration, the building and its restoration of buildings under the belief in the northern God. As well as the tourism and product certification under the guarantee of the Wudang Mountain, this site seems to be unique among all Chinese World Heritage Sites.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

Article Details

How to Cite
Kim, O., Boonrueng, chinun, & Tumapa, A. (2019). The Wudang World Heritage Ancient Building Complex: Daoism Networks and Influences on Chinese Cultural Promotion. ARU Research Journal Humanities and Social Sciences, 6(2), 85-94. Retrieved from https://so01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/rdi-aru/article/view/213077
Section
Original Article

References

UNESCO. Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains. World Heritage Convention [World Heritage Center ] 2016 [cited 2018; Available from: http://whc.unesco.org.

Karetzky, P.E., The Transformations of Xuanwu/Zhenwu. Journal of Daoist Studies, 2015. 8(8): p. 69-95.

Lagerwey, J., The Pilgrimage to Wu-tang shan. Pilgrims and sacred sites in China, 1992: p. 293-332.

Zhu, S. and Y. Ding, The Secret Backdrop of Chinese Cultural Heritage Sites-A Case of Ancient Building Complexes on Wudang Mountain. 2008.

De Bernardi, J., Wudang Mountain and the Modernization of Daoism. Journal of Daoist Studies, 2009. 3(3): p. 202-210.

Rattanakul, S., Eastern civilization: China II. 2004: College of Religious Studies, Mahidol University.

Hu, G., X. Zhu, and Z. Zhou, Discussion on the Taoist Culture and the Tourist Resources of Wudang Mountain [J]. Journal of Chongqing Institute of Technology, 2006. 6: p. 027.

De Bernardi, J., On Daoism and Religious Networks in a Digital Age, in Place/No-Place in Urban Asian Religiosity. 2016, Springer. p. 91-108.

Chi-Tim, L., Daoism in China today, 1980–2002. The China Quarterly, 2003. 174: p. 413-427.

De Bernardi, J. and Z. Weibin, Wudang Daoist Tea Culture. Re-orienting Cuisine: East Asian Foodways in the Twenty-First Century, 2015. 3: p. 56.

Liang, W. and J. Yuanbo, Shiyan promotes development of tea industry, in ChinaDaily. 2015, ChinaDaily: China.

Weiliang, Z., A Cultural Case under the Influence of Wudang Taoist Culture: A Historical Combing Based on Wudang Wushu. Chinese Wushu (Research), 2013. 1: p. 002.

Hanban News, 2018 Chinese New Year Wushu Culture Festival and International Chinese Wushu Invitational Tournament Held at Belarusian State University of Physical Education, in HanBan News. 2018, Hanban News: China.

Zhenxiong, W., Tai Chi and Martial Arts Team of Confucius Institute at University of Sierra Leone Shines at the Commencement Ceremony of Sierra Leone’s Port of Freetown QE II Quay and Draws Praise from Sierra Leonean President, in Hanban News. 2018, Hanban News: China.

Loannis, P., Defining and managing ‘living heritage’, in Past in the Present: A Living Heritage Approach. 2014, Meteora Ubiquity: Greece.

UNESCO, Report on the WHC-ICOMOS-ICCROM Joint Reactive Monitoring Mission to the Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Moutain, in C705. 2014.

Warasiriphong, C., Cultural Resource Management of the Jingdezhen Ceramics Industry: A Study of Jiangxi Province, People’s Republic of China. Journal of Mekong Societies, 2015. 11(1): p. 151-174.

Lertchanrit, T., Cultural Resource Management. 2011, Bangkok: Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre.

Sritharet, P., Thai-Chinese Social and Cultural Capital for Promoting Religious and Cultural Tourism in Ubon Ratchathani Province. Humanities and Social Sciences Journal Ubonratchathani Rajabhat University, 2017. 8(1): p. 212-230.

Praicharnjit, S., Archaeological Resource Management in Community Development. 2007, Bangkok: Community Archeology Book Project. p. 440.

Xinhua, Fire Damages Ancient Palace in Hubei, in Xinhua News Agency. 2003, China Internet Information Center: China.

ChinaDaily, Saving ancient UNESCO heritage in China, in China Daily. 2012: China.

Glenday, C., Guinness world records 2015. 2015: Bantam.

Nonaka, I., The knowledge-creating company. 2008: Harvard Business Review Press.

Zhang, W., Tourism management model for World Heritage Sites situated cities. Beijing: Peking University, 2002.

Li, M., B. Wu, and L. Cai, Tourism development of World Heritage Sites in China: A geographic perspective. Tourism Management, 2008. 29(2): p. 308-319.

Zhu, X., Sustainable tourism development: A case study in Mount Wudang. Market Modernization, 2005: p. 207-209.

Xiangling, K., et al., Project Design of Tourism E-commerce System for Wudang Mountain Based on CRM [J]. Journal of Hubei Automotive Industries Institute, 2011. 2: p. 017.

Gui, G., Should China Now Lead UNESCO?
The move would represent a step in the wrong direction for the organization., in The Diplomat. 2017.

Bland, B. and W. Xueqiao, High cost of China’s push for Unesco heritage sites, in Gulangyu. 2017, China Society: China.

Moncloa, L., Spain and China sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cultural heritage, in Gobierno De Espana. 2015: Spain.

An, China, Serbia sign MOU on cultural heritage protection cooperation, in Xinhuanet. 2017, Xinhuanet: China.

Maspero, H., Taoism and Chinese Religious. 2015, Melbourne & Basel: Quirin.

Xinqi, R., The 4th International Taoism Forum to be held at Wudang Mountain in May, in Hubei.gov.cn. 2017, Hubei.gov.cn: China.

Wudangtaosim. Explore: Taoism, Chinese Martial Arts, Taoist Medicine, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Kung Fu, Internal Alchemy, Taoist Scriptures and Ceremony. 2017 [cited 2018 February 18 ]; Available from: http://fiveimmortals.com/.

Linyong, Z., The Way to Wudang, in ChinaDaily. 2010, ChinaDaily: China.