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Dr Feng JING ( ) was educated in English literature, international studies and the history of architecture at Lanzhou University and Tsinghua University of China, from which he also holds a Doctorate degree in the history and theory of architecture. For the past thirty years, his career has combined professional experience in heritage management and international cooperation for culture . He has directed and managed the implementation of the World Heritage Convention and other major World Heritage conservation projects throughout the region of Asia and the Pacific, from the perspective of both the States Parties (as a member of the World Heritage Committee between 1992 and 1997) and the Secretariat (as a member of staff at the World Heritage Centre since 1997).

Dr Jing is currently Chief of the Asia and the Pacific Unit at UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre (Paris), where he is responsible for the implementation of the 1972 World Heritage Convention in 47 countries. He also heads the UNESCO Culture Sector’s programme activities for tangible heritage in the Asia and the Pacific region and other associated World Heritage programmes in 14 Field Offices. In addition, Dr Jing serves as the UNESCO Director-General’s representative to the Governing Council of the Centre of World Natural Heritage Management and Training for the Asia and the Pacific Region in Dehradun (India), a Category 2 Centre under the auspices of UNESCO. He is also Chief Coordinator of the Silk Roads World Heritage nomination project since 2005. Dr Jing has published and co-authored several publications and some 20 articles on World Heritage and UNESCO.

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