Chengde Cultural Heritage Bureau, Hebei Cultural Heritage Bureau, and Getty Conservation Institute; 2009

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This bilingual report in English and Chinese is the result of an assessment of Shuxiang Temple that was undertaken by the Chengde Cultural Heritage Bureau, the Hebei Cultural Heritage Bureau, and the Getty Conservation Institute in 2003-04 in conjunction with the China Principles project.

Volume 1

Table of Contents; Foreword; Introduction to the Assessment Report; Background to the Project; Appendices; Summaries of the Assessments; Options for the Conservation and Use of Shuxiang Temple. Pages i-81. (91pp., 2.3MB)
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Description of Shuxiang Temple: Introduction; Areas 1 and 2. Pages 83-118. (36pp., 6MB)
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Description of Shuxiang Temple: Areas 3, 4, and 5; Satellite Maps, Site Plans and Drawings. Pages 119-170. (PDF, 52pp., 10.9MB)
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Description of Shuxiang Temple; Appendices. Pages 171-232. (62pp., 3.6MB)
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History of Interventions: Introduction; Table of Interventions; Appendices. Pages 233-312. (80pp., 9.4MB)
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Volume 2

Assessment of Significance; Assessment of Management Context; Assessment of Visitor Management and Interpretation. Pages i-65. (PDF, 71pp., 6MB)
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Assessment of Physical Condition: Architecture and Architectural Elements - Introduction; Architecture and Techniques; Building Materials; Huicheng Hall; Shanmen; Bell and Drum Towers; Ruins; Other Architecture and Site Features. Pages 67-156. (PDF, 90pp., 10.7MB)
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Assessment of Physical Condition: Architecture and Architectural Elements - Appendices: Visual Glossary; Architectural Materials Testing Reports; Survey Tables. Pages 157-228. (PDF, 72pp., 5.9MB)
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Assessment of Physical Condition: Painted Architectural Surfaces, Sculpture, Furnishings and Objects - Introduction; Huicheng Hall: Exterior Painted Architectural Surfaces. Pages 229-276. (PDF, 48pp., 9.5MB)
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Assessment of Physical Condition: Painted Architectural Surfaces, Sculpture, Furnishings and Objects - Huicheng Hall: Interior Painted Architectural Surfaces. Pages 277-294. (PDF, 16pp., 4.3MB)
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Assessment of Physical Condition: Painted Architectural Surfaces, Sculpture, Furnishings and Objects - Huicheng Hall: Sculpture, Furnishings and Objects. Pages 295-336. (PDF, 42pp., 9.8MB)
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Assessment of Physical Condition: Painted Architectural Surfaces, Sculpture, Furnishings and Objects - Shanmen; Bell Tower; Analytical Investigations; Chengde Restoration Materials. Pages 337-388. (PDF, 53pp., 8.7MB)
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How to Cite this Work
Chengde Cultural Heritage Bureau, Hebei Cultural Heritage Bureau, and Getty Conservation Institute. 2009. Chengde Shu xiang si ping gu bao gao = Assessment Report on Shuxiang Temple, Chengde. Rev. ed. 2 vols. Chengde Shi; Los Angeles, CA: Chengde Shi wen wu ju; Getty Conservation Institute. http://hdl.handle.net/10020/gci_pubs/shuxiang