HERITAGE Asia – Pacific (heritAP)

A Network of Heritage Practitioners supported by WHITRAP Shanghai

Ms Hong LI
Country: China

Tourism Administration


World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific, Shanghai


Programme Specialist

Professional/Research Area(s):

Heritage Tourism, Heritage Impact Assessment, World Heritage Management

Short Resume:

Ms. Li Hong got her Master of Tourism Management at Fudan University and got her Bachelor in Information Technology Engineering at the Tongji University.
She is programme specialist at WHITRAP Shanghai and currently project manager in the World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism Programme – Chinese Pilot Studies (2015-2020), cooperated with WHC. She was the consult for Guizhou Cultural and Natural Heritage Protection Project, supported by the World Bank, advising how to preserve the traditional buildings, improve community involvement and tourism development. She was in charge of 4 out of 17 sites. Li Hong has been and now is in charge of international capacity building activities since 2008, Among these the Joint International Training Course with ICCROM on Heritage Impact Assessment (2012, 2014, 2016,, 2018) and Management Planning for Cultural Heritage (2002, 2008); Regional workshop with WHC and World Heritage Advisory Bodies, such as Regional World Heritage Workshop for Asia (2012) and Workshop on Environment/ Heritage Impact Assessments for the Pacific Island States (2017). In addition, she also assists in the activities at the Regional Knowledge Hub for Sustainable Urban Development between College of Architecture and Urban Planning of Tongji University (CAUP) and Asian Development Bank (ADB).