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Deterioration and conservation of rock-hewn sandstone cave-temples in Longdong area, China

Abstract:

Cave-temples are multivalent types of immovable cultural heritage which link spiritual values as places for Buddhism rituals, aesthetic values because of the Buddha sculptures, inscriptions and murals they contain, historic values as significant objective evidence of the history of the eastward spread of Buddhism, as well as economic values as tourist attractions. It is, therefore, highly necessary to preserve them in a sustainable manner and pass them on to the next generation. The Longdong...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Geography
Research group:
Oxford Resilient Buildings and Landscapes Lab
Oxford college:
St Hilda's College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0789-4898

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Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Role:
Supervisor
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Programme:
Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology (SEAHA) is an EPSRC funded Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) which trains doctoral students in cross disciplinary heritage science research from 2014-2022.
Grant:
EP/L016036/1
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Programme:
Major Science and Technology Project of Gansu Province, China - 'Research and Application on Anti-weathering Technology for Sandstone Cave-temples'
Grant:
18ZD2FA001
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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