Construction of China’s “Large Ruins” Monitoring System Based on the Comparative Analysis of World Cultural Heritage Monitoring - An Example of the European - style Palace of the Old Summer Palace
Keywords: Large Ruins, Monitoring, the World Cultural Heritage, the Old Summer Palace Ruins, European-style Palace, System
Abstract. The result of the comparative study on monitoring of culture heritage between China and the world shows that it is imperative for China to carry out Large Ruins monitoring. Some key questions that this paper will consider are: What should be monitored at Large Ruins? How do we build monitoring systems? To answer these questions, this paper, will use the Old Summer Palace ruins as an example and look at its design of monitoring systems and upcoming monitoring activities of its ruins. It will also consider how the Old Summer Palace makes a preliminary attempt to build a monitoring system for one of China’s “Large Ruins” by exploring the aspects of monitoring necessity, identification of monitoring targets, and building of monitoring system of the European-style Palace of the Old Summer Palace.