Understanding Authenticity in Chinese Cultural Heritage, a recently published volume co-edited by Anke Hein and Christopher J. Foster, explores the construction of "authenticity" and its consequences in relation to Chinese cultural heritage—those objects, texts, and intangible practices concerned with China’s past. (For further information on the volume see: https://www.routledge.com/Understanding-Authenticity-in-Chinese-Cultural-Heritage/Hein-Foster/p/book/9781032269894)   This book launch will provide an opportunity to learn about the volume and its content, ask questions of the editors and contributors, and for contributors, editors, commentator/discussant, and audience to enter into broader discussions on the matter of authenticity debates in China and beyond. After an introduction by one of the editors Dr Hein, Mr Qian Yitao from SOAS will provide comments and then lead everyone through discussions structured into the four sub-sections of the volume: Art and Material Culture, Cultural Heritage Management and Preservation, Living and Intangible Cultural Heritage, and Texts and Manuscripts.   This event takes place in a hybrid format on Monday, 15 May, 2023, 15:00-17:00 BST. You can attend in person at Lecture Room, 1 South Parks Road, Oxford or via Teams. To sign up, please fill in the online form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdQ2_BtJ6BFyy2ukOOWdb8J6pZyE2WbyWXI6_0D6mRUQCG1Pg/viewform?usp=sf_link.   For any question, please contact Dr Anke Hein (anke.hein@arch.ox.ac.uk).

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