Chinese Leper’s Hospital Seeks UNESCO World Heritage Status

Posted on March 9, 2009


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.