Chinese Leper’s Hospital Seeks UNESCO World Heritage Status

Posted on March 9, 2009

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Picture 2.pngThe Losheng Sanatorium was constructed in the 1930s during the Japanese colonial period. It has since served as a sanatorium for patients suffering from leprosy.

The Sanitorium will be seeking UNESCO World Heritage Status, even though advocates have admitted it is not “a masterpiece of creative genius” nor a “testimony to a cultural tradition.”

The move is likely motivated by recent proposals to replace the Sanitorium with a Mass Rapid Transit Depot.

Read the article Losheng ‘meets’ UNESCO criteria on Taipei Times.

Read more about Losheng Sanitorium on Wikipedia.

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