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Articles and Papers, and Non-Getty Publications

Guolong Lai, Martha Demas, and Neville Agnew. "Valuing the Past in China: The Seminal Influence of Liang Sicheng on Heritage Conservation." Orientations, Vol. 35, No. 2 (March) 2004, 82-89. (PDF, 10pp.)

Agnew, Neville, Martha Demas, Sharon Sullivan and Kirsty Altenburg. 2004. The Begetting of charters: genesis of the China Principles. Historic Environment 18, no. 1, September, 40-45.

Agnew, Neville, Kirsty Altenburg, Martha Demas and Sharon Sullivan. 2006. Tourism: A good servant, but a bad master. Strategies for visitor management at Chengde and Mogao, China. Historic Environment 19, no 2, September, 13-19.

Wong, L., H. Li, C. Qing, and H. Yuan. 2008. Developing New Approaches to the Conservation of Qing Dynasty Painted Architectural Decoration at Shuxiang Temple, Chengde in ICOM-CC 15th Triennial Conference Preprints, New Delhi, 22-26 September 2008, ed. J. Bridgland. New Delhi: Allied Publishers Pvt. Ltd.

Wong, Lori and Han Li. 2009. The Qing dynasty architectural painting at Shuxiang Temple, Chengde: the decision to conserve or restore in Architectural Finishes in the Built Environment. M.A. Jablonski, and C. Matsen, eds, 170-182. London: Archetype Books. Presented at the Third International Architectural Paint Research conference at Columbia University in January 17-19, 2008.

Advancing Sustainable Tourism at Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites; Mogao Caves World Heritage Site, China. 2010.

Wong, L., B. Bicer-Simsir, H. Yuan, and C. Qing. 2011. Testing the performance of a traditional Chinese adhesive for the conservation of Qing dynasty painted architectural decoration at Shuxiang Temple, Chengde in ICOM-CC 16th Triennial Conference Preprints, Lisbon, 19-23 September 2011, ed. J. Bridgland.

Agnew, Neville, Martha Demas and Wang Xudong. 2012. The Enduring Collaboration of the Getty Conservation Institute and the Dunhuang Academy in Conservation and Management at the Buddhist Cave Temples of Dunhuang, China. Public Historian 34 (August), No. 3.

Demas, Martha, Lori Wong, Neville Agnew, Linli Li, Dong Chen, and Qing Chen. 2014. Facing the past in China: Contemporary challenges of architectural conservation = 面對中國的過去:當前建築修護的挑戰. In Contributions to the Hong Kong Congress: 22-26 September 2014: An Unbroken History: Conserving East Asian Works of Art and Heritage. eds Austin Nevin, Joyce H. Townsend, Shayne Rivers and Barry Knight. S32-S35. Studies in Conservation 59 (Supp.1). London: International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC).

Agnew, Neville, Martha Demas, and Sharon Sullivan. 2014. The development of the China Principles: A review to date. In International Principles and Local Practice of Cultural Heritage Conservation: Conference Proceedings. 11-30. Beijing: National Heritage Center of Tsinghua University; ICOMOS China.

Wong, Lori, Neville Agnew, and Martha Demas. 2014. Applying the China Principles: The Getty Conservation Institute's work at Dunhuang and Chengde in China. In Proceedings of the Buddhist Art Forum, London, 11-14 May, 2012. London: Archetype Press.

Demas, Martha, Neville Agnew and Fan Jinshi. 2015. Strategies for Sustainable Tourism at the Mogao Grottoes of Dunhuang, China. Springer Briefs in Archaeology. Archaeological Heritage Management. New York: Springer.

Articles in the GCI Newsletter

International Colloquium (Fall 2013)
Chinese Colleagues at the GCI (Fall 2012)
China Principles Revision Workshop (Fall 2011)
Martha Demas Honored (Spring 2011)
GCI and Dunhuang Academy Mark Twenty-Year Collaboration (Spring 2010)
Shuxiang Temple at Chengde (Summer 2007)
China Principles Workshop (Summer 2006)
Partnership: We're in This Boat Together (Fall 2004)
Second Printing of China Principles (Fall 2004)
China Initiatives (Fall 2003)
China Principles (Summer 2003)
China Principles Project at Chengde (Fall 2002)
Silk Road Conference Update (Summer 2002)
Wall Painting Conservation and the China Principles at Mogao Grottoes (Spring 2002)
The China Principles (Summer 2001)
China Principles Team Visits U.S. Sites (Summer 2000)
Conservation Principles for Sites in China (Spring 1998)

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