This fall, a second printing of The Principles for the Conservation of Heritage Sites in China was published by the Getty Conservation Institute. The new printing incorporates an important revision—the language order has been reversed to make it more easily accessible to conservation professionals in China. The second printing also includes reversal of the glossary of English-Chinese terms, resulting in clarifications and changes in the literal meaning of terms.

The revised version is available in hard copy free of charge from the GCI and is also posted on the Getty's Web site at To obtain a print copy, please contact .

The China Principles—national guidelines for the conservation and management of cultural heritage sites in China—was first issued by China ICOMOS in 2000 with the approval of China's State Administration of Cultural Heritage. In 2002 the GCI published a bilingual edition (in English and Chinese), which was disseminated widely, including to all national chapters of ICOMOS.