On 18th Dec, The Courtyard Institute, anySCALE, Beijing Cultural Heritage Protection Center (CHP) and Capital M together invite you to join us for a talk on “The Future of China’s Travel Industry: Can heritage preservation survive the masses?”
Cultural Heritage in Practice Lecture Series
Brian was born and raised in Chicago and first moved to China in 1984. He has been involved in education, business, and journalistic ventures throughout Asia for the past three decades. He began his career working for CBS-Beijing in 1985, after which he pursued advanced degrees at the University of Illinois, Johns Hopkins and Stanford University. Since 1995, he has also dealt in Asian antiquities and contemporary art via his gallery outside of Chicago.
Brian and his wife, Jeanee, became one of the first foreign couples to gain access to a rural-based Type A Cultural Relic- a building protected at the national level. Their initial site quickly became one of China’s most popular retreats. Their complexes serve as bases for deeper exploration of China’s cultural traditions and host regular workshops in the arts and social sciences. They now have three National Heritage compounds and are working with the government to preserve four other sites throughout Western Yunnan, including the WWII Flying Tigers Radio Station outside of Dali. Their efforts have garnered accolades as diverse as Tripadvisor.com’s China Hotel of the Year, Travel and Leisure’s Global Vision Award, and the US Secretary of State’s Citation for Corporate Excellence.
Brian’s talk will focus on tourism policy challenges as it tries to balance quick profit and economic gain with cultural sustainability and heritage preservation.
This event is part of the Cultural Heritage in Practice Lecture Series organized by the Beijing Cultural Heritage Protection Center, the Courtyard Institute, anySCALE, and Capital M.
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