Protection of Non-material Cultural Heritages and Tourism Development

Wei LI, Ting CUI, De-yan XIN


As an ancient nation with a long history and civilization, China is abundant in non-material cultural heritage, which not only lays the cultural foundation for Chinese nation but also carries original gene of the Chinese civilization. Non-material cultural heritage, recognized as a form of culture as well as a source of tourism, arouses gradual concerns and focus from people involved. This paper firstly proposes the definition of non-material cultural heritage, its origins and features, on the basis of which the role it plays in tourism has been brought out. Meanwhile, great emphasis is put on the concerning problems in tourism. In view of these issues, suggestions and possible solutions have been offered to protect the non-material cultural heritage.
Key Words: non-material cultural heritages, protection, tourism development
Résumé: Ayant une longue histoire et civilisation, la Chine est un ancien pays riche en héritages très abondants de culture non-matérielle, qui non seulement ont jeté les fondements de la culture des chinois, mais aussi portent les gènes originels de la culture des chinois. Comme une forme de culture ainsi qu’une source de tourisme, la culture non-matérielle est reconnue de tout le monde de plus en plus, et aussi attire-t-elle les attentions et les refiexions des gens. Cet article explique d’abord le concept, l’origine et les caractères de la culture non-matérielle, puis démontre que la culture non-matérielle est une source importamte de tourisme en mettant l'accent sur les analyses de ses problèmes dans le développement du tourisme, et donnant des propositons et des points de vue pour sa protection.
Mots-Clés: héritage de culture non-matérielle, protection, le développement du tourisme

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