Acquirement and Interpretation of Public Documentation of Cultural Heritage – WeChat & Post-disaster Rebuilding of Shangri-La Ancient City
Keywords: Public Documentation, WeChat, Post-disaster Rebuilding, Shangri-La Ancient City
Abstract. The essay introduces the methodology and reflection upon the acquirement and interpretation of public documentation supporting the post-disaster reconstruction of the Shangri-La historic town after struck by fire in 2014. The proposed acquirement platform is developed on the basis of WeChat, a popular mobile communication App on smart phones in China. Historic photos and related documents of the burnt historic area are then accumulated to be analytically interpreted to inform post-disaster reconstruction planning.