The Grand Canal Museum

  • Hongkai MaEmail author
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State of Knowledge and Current Debates


This essay takes a case study of the Grand Canal Museum in Liaocheng, China, as a way of highlighting the great value that China places on museums and on the cultural heritage of the country. The Grand Canal Museum is the first large-scale thematic museum with the canal culture as the theme; comrade Fei Xiaotong, the famous sociologist, anthropologist, ethnologist, social activist, and former vice-chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, bestowed the name on the museum (Fig. 1).
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Grand Canal MuseumLiaochengChina

Section editors and affiliations

  • Sonia Archila
    • 1
  1. 1.Departament of AnthropologyUniversidad de los AndesBogotáColombia