HERITAGE Asia – Pacific (heritAP)

A Network of Heritage Practitioners supported by WHITRAP Shanghai

Mr Haiming YAN
Country: China



Chinese Academy of Cultural Heritage


Research Fellow
Deputy Director of China World Cultural Heritage Center

Professional/Research Area(s):

sociology, world heritage

Short Resume:

Haiming Yan receives Ph.D. degree at the University of Virginia. He is a sociologist in fields of cultural sociology, collective memory, globalization, and World Heritage studies. He has been working on topics of China’s large-scale archaeological sites, heritage policy and laws, vernacular buildings in traditional villages, as well as urban regeneration. His articles appear on the International Journal of Heritage, Blackwell Companion to Heritage Studies, etc. His book World Heritage Craze in China is forthcoming in 2018, published by Berghahn Books. He has been engaged in serial World Heritage nomination, management and monitoring in China, namely the Maritime Silk Road. He is also serving as the director of secretariat for ICOMOS China, and active in the dissemination of heritage-related knowledge and in the expansion of public participation for heritage conservation.