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Analysis of hot spots and paths of China’s industrial heritage reuse mode based on CiteSpace

Yuxin Zeng1 Rui Jin2* Jin Tao1 Liang Sun2
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1 School of Architecture, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China
2 School of Architecture and Planning, Hunan University, Changsha, Hunan Province, China
Journal of Chinese Architecture and Urbanism 2023, 5(3), 1034
Submitted: 1 June 2023 | Accepted: 11 July 2023 | Published: 2 August 2023
© 2023 by the Author(s). This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution -Noncommercial 4.0 International License (CC-by the license) ( )

The development of industrial heritage reuse has followed a trajectory from disorder to order, displaying distinct characteristics across different periods. This study aims to examine the focal points and trajectory of industrial heritage recycling in China, with a focus on the Nizhny Tagil Charter as the starting point. Utilizing the China National Knowledge Infrastructure visualization tool and CiteSpace, this research analyzes the quantity of journal articles, authors, institutions, and the timeline of literature keywords. The analysis reveals four distinct periods: the initial period, the vigorous period, the mature period, and the innovative period. The findings indicate that topics related to industrial heritage reuse have expanded extensively and comprehensively over time, demonstrating interconnectedness and inseparability. Industrial heritage has evolved from a singular utilization mode to encompass multifaceted aspects, such as economy, society, ecology, environment, and other multidirectional considerations.

Industrial heritage
Time evolution
Guangdong Basic and Applied Basic Research Foundation
Guangdong Provincial Philosophy and Social Science Planning Project

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