China’s Tusi Sites Listed as World Heritage

China’s Tusi Sites have been announced as world heritage site at 39th UNESCO World Heritage Conference on July 4th, 2015.
The Tusi Sites consist of three parts: Site of Laosicheng Tusi Domain, Site of Tangya Tusi Domain and Site of Hailongtun Tusi Fortress. Tusi means hereditary tribal headmen appointed by Chinese emperors to govern the often unruly ethnic minority regions in the central and western parts of south China, where the specific tribal governance system was adopted from the 13th to the early 20th century.
UNESCO’s recognition of the Tusi sites makes China the second country in the world with the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Italy has over 50 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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