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Michael Di Giovine meets with leaders of Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam, to discuss heritage and tourism management issues at the Yen Tu Mountain complex

posted Dec 27, 2011, 11:28 AM by Michael Di Giovine

December 5, 2011—Michael Di Giovine visited Quang Ninh Province to discuss the unique management issues related to designating Yen Tu mountain complex, a national Buddhist pilgrimage destination, as a World Heritage site. He first delivered a lecture entitled, “Turning National Religion into World Heritage: Management Issues for Yen Tu Mountain complex” for 300 government officials, members of the military, and graduate students in the tourism management school before meeting with the Vice Governor of Quang Ninh province and the heads of the relevant provincial ministries.  The meeting was co-organized by Vietnam National University and in association with VNU’s collaborative efforts with the University of Chicago. (Vietamese-language news articles can be found by clicking the hyperlinks in this blurb).