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Mr Feng JING ( in Chinese characters), was educated in English literature, international studies and the history of architecture at Lanzhou University and Tsinghua University of China. He has a Doctorate degree in history and theory of Architecture from Tsinghua University (China). For the past twenty-five years, his career has combined professional experience in heritage management and international organization activities. He has directed major heritage conservation projects throughout Asia and the Pacific region.

Mr JING is currently Chief of Asia and the Pacific Unit of UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre (Paris), responsible for the implementation of the 1972 World Heritage Convention in 47 countries in the Asia and the Pacific region. He also heads UNESCO’s Culture Sector programme activities on tangible heritage for the region and other associated World Heritage programmes. In addition, Mr JING serves as the UNESCO Director-General’s representative on 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.

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