1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Cultural Landscape Heritage in The Asia-Pacific

Edited By Kapila D. Silva, Ken Taylor, David S. Jones Copyright 2023
    580 Pages 84 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    580 Pages 84 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Handbook of Cultural Landscape Heritage in the Asia-Pacific revisits the use, growth, and potential of the cultural landscape methodology in the conservation and management of culture-nature heritage in the Asia-Pacific region.

    Taking both a retrospective and prospective view of the management of cultural heritage in the region, this volume argues that the plurality and complexity of heritage in the region cannot be comprehensively understood and effectively managed without a broader conceptual framework like the cultural landscape approach. The book also demonstrates that such an approach facilitates the development of a flexible strategy for heritage conservation. Acknowledging the effects of rapid socio-economic development, globalization, and climate change, contributors examine the pressure these issues place on the sustenance of cultural heritage. Including chapters from more than 20 countries across the Asia-Pacific region, the volume reviews the effectiveness of theoretical and practical potentials afforded by the cultural landscape approach and examines how they have been utilized in the Asia-Pacific context for the last three decades.

    The Routledge Handbook of Cultural Landscape Heritage in the Asia-Pacific provides a comprehensive analysis of the processes of cultural landscape heritage conservation and management. As a result, it will be of interest to academics, students, and professionals who are based in the fields of cultural heritage management, architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, and landscape management.


    Richard Engelhardt

    Introduction: Managing Cultural Landscape Heritage in the Asia-Pacific

    Ken Taylor, David S. Jones, and Kapila D. Silva


    Part I: Managing Cultural Landscapes for Thirty Years: A Retrospective

    Chapter 1

    The Intellectual Context of Cultural Landscape Construct

    Ken Taylor

    Chapter 2

    Concerning Intangible Associations and Authenticity in Cultural Landscapes

    Ken Taylor

    Chapter 3

    Thirty Years of World Heritage Cultural Landscapes: a critical review

    Kristal Buckley

    Chapter 4

    World Heritage Cultural Landscapes: Synergies in the Asia-Pacific Region

    Mechtild Rössler and Akane Nakamura

    Chapter 5

    Whither Designed Landscapes inside the World Heritage Program in the Asia-Pacific Arena

    David S. Jones


    Part II: Nature-Culture linkages of Cultural Landscapes

    Chapter 6

    Genes and Memes in Cultural Landscape conservation: Biocultural, Ecocultural, or just plain Cultural?

    Peter Bridgewater and Suraj Upadhaya


    Chapter 7

    Toward conservation models that link nature and culture: A Retrospective on Stewardship of ‘biocultural’ landscapes

    Jessica Brown

    Chapter 8

    Challenges of Managing IUCN Protected Landscapes in the Pacific

    Nigel Dudley and Sue Stolton

    Chapter 9

    Exploring Nature-Culture Linkages beyond Cultural Landscapes: Lessons learned from Capacity Building in Asia and the Pacific

    Maya Ishizawa, Nobuko Inaba, and Masahito Yoshida


    Part III: Localized Stewardship of Cultural Landscapes

    Chapter 10

    Community Stewardship of Historic Urban Landscape of George Town, Penang, Malaysia

    David Logan and Laurence Loh

    Chapter 11

    The Role of Community in the Management of Heritage at Bagan, Myanmar

    Charlotte Galloway

    Chapter 12

    Inhabitants’ Shared Interpretation and Consistent Management of Landscapes in Korean Clan Villages

    Han Pilwon

    Chapter 13

    A Himalayan Landscape shared by Bon Monks and Snow Leopards: Upper Dolpo, Nepal

    Kai Weise and Anie Joshi

    Chapter 14

    Adivāsis and their cultural landscapes in India

    Shivani Bhatnagar and Saurabh Wagh



    Chapter 15

    Cultural Landscape Heritage of Aotearoa New Zealand: Mai i te Pōuri? From the Darkness?

    Diane Menzies

    Chapter 16

    Tapestries of Place, Spirit, Time, Meanings and Values: The Heritage of First Nations in Australia and New Zealand/Aotearoa

    David S. Jones


    Part IV: Re-reading Cultural Landscapes

    Chapter 17

    Cultural Landscape Conservation: The Case of Mornington Peninsula, Australia

    David S. Jones

    Chapter 18

    Re-reading Shanghai as a Cultural Landscape: Culture Brought to the Core

    Plácido González Martínez

    Chapter 19

    Cultural Landscapes in the Indian Subcontinent: The case of Military Landscapes in India and Myanmar

    Shikha Jain

    Chapter 20

    Reinforcing Philippine Cultural Landscape Values through the Schools of Living Tradition (SLTs): Mimicry to memory

    Eric Babar Zerrudo

    Chapter 21

    Mapping Intangible Cultural Heritage in Asian historic urban landscapes

    Kapila D. Silva

    Chapter 22

    The Ritual Landscapes of Hindu Temple

    Vinayak Bharne

    Chapter 23

    Reclaiming the Landscape of Pilgrimage: Walking the Panchkroshi in Varanasi, India

    Amita Sinha and Saloni Chawla


    Part V: Toward Resilient Cultural Landscapes

    Chapter 24

    Cultural Landscapes of the Asia-Pacific Context: Dilemmas of Resilience

    Fabrizio Aimar and Rohit Jigyasu

    Chapter 25

    The Cultural Landscape of the Persian Qanat

    Nilou Vakil

    Chapter 26

    Customary Knowledge and Resilience in the Cultural Landscapes of the Pacific Islands: The Village Landscape of Yap, Micronesia

    Anita Smith and Katherine Thomas

    Chapter 27

    Hawai‘i’s Cultural Landscapes, Indigenous and Colonial: Parallel Visions

    William Chapman

    Chapter 28

    The Cultural Landscapes of the Comoros, Maldives, Mauritius, Mayotte, Réunion, and Seychelles: Islands of diaspora, slavery, and trade

    Zaheer Allam and David Jones

    Chapter 29

    A Requiem to the Ailing Landscape of an Ancient Culture: Manchar Lake and the Mohannas in Pakistan

    Anila Naeem

    Chapter 30

    Use of Digital Technology in Mapping Rural Cultural Landscapes and their Human-Nature Interactions

    Chen Yang






    Kapila D. Silva is a Professor of Architecture in the School of Architecture and Design at the University of Kansas, USA.

    Ken Taylor, Emeritus Professor, is an Honorary Professor at the Centre for Heritage & Museum Studies, Research School of Humanities and Arts at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.

    David S. Jones oversees Strategic Planning and Urban Design for the Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation in Djilang/Geelong and Ballaarat/Ballarat in Australia.