The Asian Heritages Series explores the notions of heritage as they have evolved from European based concepts, mainly associated with architecture and monumental archaeology, to incorporate a broader diversity of cultural forms and value. This includes a critical exploration of the politics of heritage and its categories, such as the contested distinction ‘tangible’ and ‘intangible’ heritages; the analysis of the conflicts triggered by competing agendas and interests in the heritage field; and the productive assessment of management measures in the context of Asia.
In 2014, IIAS replaced its existing IIAS and ICAS publication series with three new IIAS publication series: “Global Asia”, “Asian Cities” and “Asian Heritages”. Each series has its own editor and editorial board. As before, the books are published by Amsterdam University Press (AUP).
If you are interested in publishing a book in one of our series, please do not hesitate to contact its editor.