Volume II-5/W3
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., II-5/W3, 343-349, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsannals-II-5-W3-343-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., II-5/W3, 343-349, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsannals-II-5-W3-343-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  12 Aug 2015

12 Aug 2015

Conservation of cultural heritage in minority ethnic regions in northwestern china—an exploration at Kuqa, Xinjiang

N. Wu and X. Zhang N. Wu and X. Zhang
  • THID, F3&4, Building1, No.41 Shangdi West Road, Haidian Dist rict, Beijing, P.R.China

Keywords: Historic city, Renovation, Minority Ethnic Region, Urban Fabric

Abstract. Kuqa, Xinjiang, is located at northwestern inland china. Traditionally a bridge between eastern and western civilizations, Kuqa had a history of cultural fusion and was left with abundant cultural heritage. As population increase, economic growth and social changes occurred, spontaneous renovation of the old city was affected, in which street fabric and scenes underwent damages. The paper demonstrates attempts made in various projects to achieve conservation of cultural heritage in agreement with economic development and improvement of living condition. The lessons learnt in these projects will be of value to development of other historic cities, especially in minority ethnic regions in China.