Geremie R. Barmé

Guest Editors

William Sima
Yayun Zhu


Duncan Campbelly
John Minford
F.W. Mote
Rudolf Wagner
Nathan Woolley
Yao Yuan 姚遠


China Heritage Annual was designed by Callum Smith, under the guidance of Geremie R. Barmé, who conceptualised the site and its contents.

The character 遺 , the leitmotif of this site, is in the hand of Li Huailin 李懷琳 of the Tang dynasty. Like 讀  and 書 shū, which feature elsewhere in these interconnected sites, it is taken from Li’s grass-script 草書 version of a ‘Letter to Shan Tao’ 與巨山源絕交書, a famous epistle by Xi Kang 嵇康, one of the outspoken Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove 竹林七賢. That letter frames the essay ‘On Heritage 遺‘, itself a statement about the rationale of the Wairarapa Academy of New Sinology and these websites.

The featured art work on the masthead, a photograph of the garden at the Confucian Temple and museum Chaotian Gong 朝天宮 in Nanking, was made by the New York-based photographer Lois Conner, a friend who has collaborated with and contributed generously to the China Heritage Project from its inception in 2005.