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  1. Cultural heritage losing out to economic reform

    Posted Mar 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to his voice as he sang the rustic tunes. But for Tian Qing, director of the National Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage Study and Preservation, Mr Shi's singing was an example ... years, Unesco declared Kunqu opera and then Guqin music examples of humanity's oral and intangible cultural heritage, and the State Council ordered agencies to compile a sample list ...

  2. It's important to preserve our cultural heritage

    Posted Jan 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Star Ferry pier and clock tower were part of our cultural heritage and a popular tourist attraction. But they were pulled down while at the same time the government is trying to come ... advantage of its cultural heritage by launching the Macau Heritage Passport Campaign 2006. It will be too late when we realise there's nothing left for us to preserve. WONG KA-PUI Pentecostal ...

  3. Street markets a valuable part of our cultural heritage

    Posted Sep 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of space. As a result there is often little room for sentiment such as preservation of important strands of our cultural heritage. The buzz concepts are improved traffic flow, high-rise makeovers ... on to spouses. The 70-year-old Wan Chai street market, the largest and oldest on Hong Kong Island, is the latest example of cultural heritage under threat. Since hawkers were driven out of Wan Chai Road ...

  4. Archivists start hunt for relics of the Cultural Revolution era

    Posted May 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for Intangible Cultural Heritage Study and Preservation, said the main function of the list was to raise awareness of the need to cherish traditions. 'Many young people are crazy about ... Jane Cai Artefacts associated with the Cultural Revolution are scattered around the world, but mainland archivists are only now starting to collect them for study, the minister of culture ...

  5. World Heritage-listed village reaping rich rewards from sudden tourist influx

    Posted Sep 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wang Senqiang has lived in the World Heritage-listed village of Hongcun at the foot of Anhui's Yellow Mountain for 60 years. He spoke to Irene Wang about how history has left its mark ... traditional culture. How did the village's traditional architecture survive the Cultural Revolution? The Cultural Revolution aimed to destroy the image of federal emperors and generals. About 10 ...

  6. Foundation throws cultural lifeline to mother of Chinese opera

    Posted Mar 11th 2006, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... listed as one of 19 masterpieces of 'oral and intangible cultural heritage' in 2001 under the UN's Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation. Now Robert Ho Hung-ngai ... on Chinese arts and culture. The arts have been ignored for too long in China. 'There has definitely been a focus on education and health, not the arts, and while they are worthy causes, ...

  7. Herbal tea and postboxes: a rich blend of heritage

    Posted Jul 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The State Council has officially recognised herbal tea as part of China's national intangible cultural heritage. This acknowledges that herbal tea is more than just a beverage; ... unique value. When it comes to preserving our cultural heritage, Hong Kong has long placed emphasis on tangible assets such as buildings. The government's criteria for preservation attaches ...

  8. Heritage sites damaged by local authorities

    Posted Dec 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... cultural official said. Minister of Culture Sun Jiazheng told a national conference on world heritage protection in Beijing this week that during the past 20 years, China had had 33 sites included on the UN cultural organisation's World Natural Heritage list, as well as 24 areas classified by the body as cultural heritage sites. 'There is some over-exploitation of this heritage ...

  9. Heritage rules 'narrow-minded'

    Posted Dec 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu Architecture reflecting the spirit of different generations should be considered to have heritage value even if it is less than 50 years old, says a cultural critic. The comment ... did not qualify for heritage status. Mathias Woo Yan-wai, a cultural commentator and director of the theatre group Zuni Icosahedron, said the government had been too narrow-minded, resulting ...

  10. Exhibition showcases Sha Tin's rich heritage

    Posted May 15th 2006, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... their heritage. The exhibition will continue until May 29. District councillor Wai Hing-cheung, said: 'We wanted to enhance people's knowledge of Sha Tin, of their history and culture ... Annemarie Evans Village life and traditions- and a housing estate that inspired a popular television series- are the focus of an exhibition that opened yesterday at the Hong Kong Heritage ...




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