Monday, February 3, 2020

Associate Professors Stallmeyer and Dearborn contributed a chapter to the recently published Routledge Handbook on Historic Landscapes in the Asia-Pacific edited by Kapila D. Silva.  Stallmeyer and Dearborn’s chapter, entitled Erasure and Appearance: a critical view on urban heritage management practices in China, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam explores the processes of erasures and appearances that occur as a consequence of urban heritage designation.  Viewing the two processes as inextricably linked, Stallmeyer and Dearborn argue that while erasure is a common theme of urban heritage discourse, appearance necessarily accompanies erasure as particular aspects of urban heritage-scapes are valorized and de-valorized by urban heritage management regimes.

The chapter is dedicated to our late colleague Jim Warfield who graciously contributed a photo to the chapter.