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  1. Intangible Cultural Heritage in China

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chau Hing-wah says Intangible Cultural Heritage in China is more about people than objects, and keeping practices and culture passed down through the generations alive. The exhibition is all about 'going back to the roots of Chinese culture, its intangible heritage,' he says. Chau says using conventional museum displays would have been difficult, so instead the show uses ...

  2. We must not lose sight of Hong Kong's unique cultural heritage

    Posted Feb 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In recent years there has been public discontent over our threatened cultural heritage. In cramped Hong Kong, historic sites are often sacrificed because of rapid economic development. ... heritage sites such as Queen's Pier have been demolished. Our officials do not seem to have recognised the importance of preserving our cultural heritage. Yet government support is essential, ...

  3. Full of contrasts, Anhui has rich cultural heritage and history of peasant uprisings

    Posted May 28th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... and public health tragedies. In reality, the inland province is a land of stark contrasts. It is home to breathtaking scenery that has provided fertile land for celebrated cultural heritage. However, ... Anhui's southern rump boasts some of the most unspoiled natural scenery and cultural heritage in the country. The Yellow Mountains put most of the other ranges to shame and their imposing rocks, ...

  4. West Kowloon II: Where Life, Heritage & Culture Meet

    Posted Jul 29th 2008, 12:00am by John Batten

    ... John Batten West Kowloon II: Where Life, Heritage & Culture Meet Soco Kweilin Street Office Sham Shui Po Until Aug 10 The Society for Community Organisation (Soco) has, in recent ... by intellectuals committed to education and the promotion of Chinese culture who fled China in 1949, is in an adjacent tong lau. The influential school offered night classes and free education to the poor, ...

  5. Intangible heritage committee set for its first meeting today

    Posted Jul 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yau Chui-yan The government's consultative committee on intangible cultural heritage meets for the first time today. Headed by Thomas Chow Tat-ming, director of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the committee will offer advice on which traditional festivals and rituals celebrated in various districts might be defined as intangible cultural heritage ...

  6. Message in a bottle

    Posted May 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tuen Mun students have created plastic time capsules in an art project to preserve their cultural heritage. ...

  7. Tsang's satellite dishes blight on heritage, say critics

    Posted Aug 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... intrusive'. And an architectural conservation expert said the installation violated an international principle for heritage protection. They were commenting a day after it was said that Mr Tsang could ... such as those in the Burra Charter, a heritage site should be protected by a buffer zone. This was aimed at protecting the appearance of a heritage site from interference, he said. 'It ...

  8. Jiangxi mountain range joins ancient Hakka housing on World Heritage List

    Posted Jul 09th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... the country is facing an uphill battle to preserve some of its diverse cultural heritage that is increasingly susceptible to human development and natural disasters. In Sichuan province , the pending relocation of Beichuan county in the wake of the May 12 earthquake prompted cultural conservation authorities in Mianyang to fast-track national heritage status applications over fears that some ...

  9. Trust fund could improve heritage protection

    Posted Apr 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is refreshing, for once, to see a top official come out and admit what has been obvious to many people for a long time - that the system for protecting our city's physical heritage ... These recommendations must be examined in their historical context. Many were made under the colonial government, when public awareness of the importance of preserving our heritage was not so high and officials ...

  10. We lack expertise, say heritage advisers

    Posted Feb 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in assessing the heritage values of a site. 'Board members are laymen, not experts in the field,' one senior member said. 'We are appointed so that people from different strata ... the same day as another controversial heritage site, the deliberately defaced King Yin Lei mansion in Stubbs Road, was given monument status. Sources close to the Antiquities and Monuments Office ...




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