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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2022, 5(15); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2022.051518.

The Historical and Cultural Heritage of Foshan Sangyuanwei


Jieling Xu1,2, Er Lee Siong2

Corresponding Author:
Jieling Xu

1College of Humanities and Education, Foshan University, Foshan, 528000, China

2Institute of Chinese Studies, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Selangor, 43000, Malaysia


In December 2020, Foshan Sangyuanwei was successfully included in the seventh batch of the World Heritage Irrigation Structures List published by the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage. Sangyuanwei is a polder embankment system, the largest dike water conservancy project in ancient China, and also the project with the most historical and cultural heritage in the world irrigation engineering heritage, which can be divided into two central historical and cultural heritage: material and intangible cultural heritage. The material cultural heritage includes water conservancy engineering heritage, architectural cultural heritage, the cultural heritage of carved stone tablets and historical documents. The intangible cultural heritage includes folk beliefs, folk activities, folk culture and intangible cultural.


Foshan Sangyuanwei, Material cultural heritage, Intangible cultural heritage

Cite This Paper

Jieling Xu, Er Lee Siong. The Historical and Cultural Heritage of Foshan Sangyuanwei. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2022) Vol. 5, Issue 15: 133-138. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2022.051518.


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