Beijing Cultural Heritage Protection Center (CHP) is an NGO devoted to urban historic districts, particularly in Beijing, and the role of communities in heritage protection.

The Dunhuang Academy website offers panoramas of the site, virtual cave tours, and images and descriptions of selected caves.

The Getty Conservation Institute. Project websites have information and publications about the projects on the China Principles, the Mogao Grottoes, and Shuxiang Temple, Chengde.

World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region (WHITR-AP) provides news items and a newsletter on World Heritage–related events, training courses, and workshops.


Art of Merit: Studies in Buddhist Art and its Conservation: Proceedings of the Buddhist Art Forum 2012 by David Park, Kuenga Wangmo, and Sharon Cather (2013), London: Archetype Publications.

"The Begetting of Charters: Genesis of the China Principles" by Neville Agnew, Martha Demas, Sharon Sullivan, and Kirsty Altenburg, in Historic Environment 18, no. 1 (September 2004), 40–45.

Chengde Shu xiang si ping gu bao gao = Assessment Report on Shuxiang Temple, Chengde by Chengde Cultural Heritage Bureau, Hebei Cultural Heritage Bureau, and Getty Conservation Institute, rev. ed., 2 vols. (2009), Los Angeles: Chengde Shi wen wu ju; Getty Conservation Institute.

"China's Architectural Heritage Conservation Movement" by Guangya Zhu, in Frontiers of Architectural Research 1, no. 1 (2012), 10–22.

"Choice of Materials for the Conservation of Wall Paintings on Earthen Supports in China" by Jun Zheng, in The Conservation of Decorated Surfaces on Earthen Architecture: Proceedings from the International Colloquium Organized by the Getty Conservation Institute and the National Park Service, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado (September 22–25, 2004), edited by Leslie Rainer and Angelyn Bass Rivera (2006), Los Angeles: Getty Conservation Institute, 99–109.

The Conservation of Cave 85 at the Mogao Grottoes, Dunhuang, edited by Lori Wong and Neville Agnew (2013), Los Angeles: Getty Conservation Institute.

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

"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 by Martha Demas, Lori Wong, Neville Agnew, Linli Li, Dong Chen, and Qing Chen, in Contributions to the Hong Kong Congress: 22–26 September 2014: An Unbroken History: Conserving East Asian Works of Art and Heritage, edited by Austin Nevin, Joyce H. Townsend, Shayne Rivers, and Barry Knight, Studies in Conservation 59, Supplement 1 (2014), S32–S35.

Heritage Management, Tourism, and Governance in China: Managing the Past to Serve the Present by Robert J. Shepherd and Larry Yu, SpringerBriefs in Archaeological Heritage Management (2013), New York: Springer.

International Principles and Local Practice of Cultural Heritage Conservation: Conference Proceedings (Beijing, May 5th–6th, 2014) by Tsinghua University (2014), Beijing: National Heritage Center of Tsinghua University; ICOMOS China.

Law of the People's Republic of China on Protection of Cultural Relics by People's Republic of China, 1982; amended 1991, 2002, 2007.

Liang and Lin: Partners in Exploring China's Architectural Past by Wilma Fairbank (1994), Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

"Planning for Conservation of China's Prehistoric Sites: The Liangzhu Site Case Study" by Tongbin Chen, in Of the Past, for the Future: Integrating Archaeology and Conservation, Proceedings of the Conservation Theme at the 5th World Archaeological Congress, Washington, D.C., 22–26 June 2003, Getty Conservation Institute Symposium Proceedings Series, edited by Neville Agnew and Janet Bridgland (2006), Los Angeles: Getty Conservation Institute, 286–90.

Principles for the Conservation of Heritage Sites in China = Zhongguo wen wu gu ji bao hu zhun ze (Revised 2015) by ICOMOS China, English translation edited by Neville Agnew and Martha Demas (2015), Beijing: Wenwu Press.

Report to APEC on the International Workshop: Advancing Sustainable Tourism at Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites (Mogao Caves World Heritage Site, China, 26–29 September 2009) by APEC Tourism Working Group (2010), Singapore: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Secretariat.

Strategies for Sustainable Tourism at the Mogao Grottoes of Dunhuang, China by Martha Demas, Neville Agnew, and Jinshi Fan, SpringerBriefs in Archaeological Heritage Management (2014), New York: Springer.

Sustainable Tourism Management at World Heritage Sites: Enhancing Inter-agency and Stakeholder Coordination for Joint Action (International Conference, Huangshan, China, 24–27 March 2008) by World Tourism Organization (2009), Madrid: World Tourism Organization.

Tourism Law of the People's Republic of China by People's Republic of China, adopted at the 2nd session of the standing committee of the 12th National People's Congress on April 25, 2013.

"Valuing the Past in China: The Seminal Influence of Liang Sicheng on Heritage Conservation" by Guolong Lai, Martha Demas, and Neville Agnew, in Orientations 35, no. 2 (2004), 82–89.

NOTE TO READERThe majority of resources on conservation and management of cultural heritage in China are in Chinese. Cited above are selected websites and publications in English.