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  1. Comment - Letters

    Protect Pok Fu Lam village to preserve cultural heritage

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 05:05am by LETTERS

    ... Protect Pok Fu Lam village to preserve cultural heritage It is difficult for many people, including most Hongkongers, to understand the significance and values of Pok Fu Lam village, ... Fund, its watch list is "a call to action for cultural heritage around the globe that is at risk from the forces of nature and the impact of social, political and economic change". Pok ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1539875/protect-pok-fu-lam-village-preserve-cultural-heritage
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    It's takes more than a list to preserve our cultural heritage

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 03:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... taking, an intangible cultural heritage inventory has been ironed out. The official list comprises 480 entries, ranging from festivals and craftsmanship to knowledge and practices. For a small ... and interest in heritage, and helps strengthen our cultural identity and social cohesion. It may even bring economic benefits, as is the case with many Unesco-listed world heritage sites that draw ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1537288/its-takes-more-list-preserve-our-cultural-heritage
  3. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    History enthusiasts pull up a chair at Heritage Museum exhibition exploring the role of seating as a cultural artefact

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Jessie Lau

    ... Jessie Lau jessie.lau@scmp.com A museum exhibition explores the role of seating as a cultural artefact History enthusiasts pull up a chair Slightly faded and elegantly curved, the wooden ... Szeto, Hong Kong Heritage Museum curator. "It's in fantastic condition." On loan from the Brooklyn Museum in New York, the stool is the oldest of 100 or so chairs on display ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1537986/history-enthusiasts-pull-chair-heritage-museum-exhibition-exploring
  4. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    IN FULL: The Hong Kong cultural heritage list

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 08:46pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter By it's nature, "intangible cultural heritage" can be a bit tricky to tally. But that's exactly what Hong Kong has done over the past seven years, ... which point to the city's "rich and colourful" history in trade and migration, the Heritage Museum says. New Territories settlers with family histories spanning as far back as 900 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534799/over-500-hong-kong-traditions-must-be-safeguarded-under-un-convention
  5. News - World - CULTURE

    30 cultural and natural sites eyed for World Heritage status at Unesco meeting in Doha

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 09:06pm by AFP

    ... heritage listing brings Inca trails spanning six countries, a French cave with some of the earliest known paintings and stunning Chinese landscapes are among the sites expected to get World Heritage status at a Unesco meeting in Doha. At least 30 natural and cultural sites, including the Arbil Citadel in Iraqi Kurdistan, are vying to get the UN cultural body's prestigious ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1534171/30-cultural-and-natural-sites-eyed-world-heritage-status-unesco-meeting
  6. News - China - GOVERNMENT

    Xi Jinping stresses 'cultural heritage' on Youth Day

    Posted May 05th 2014, 03:56am by Zhang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com President tours top university on May 4th- a day that sparked a political movement Xi stresses 'cultural heritage' on Youth Day President Xi Jinping encouraged students take pride in their cultural heritage and repeated his theme of working towards the "great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation" during a visit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1504542/xi-jinping-stresses-cultural-heritage-youth-day
  7. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    More pressing matters push back Hong Kong heritage consultation

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 12:20pm by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com More pressing matters push back heritage review A review of heritage conservation will take a back seat while hot-button issues such as waste charging, ... a rethink on how private heritage sites should be conserved, including the possibility of using public money to buy them. In April the Development Bureau proposed establishing a statutory body ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1435547/more-pressing-matters-push-back-hong-kong-heritage-consultation
  8. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Tai O's private heritage museum will be history in just two years

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:21am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Tai O Cultural Workshop will close, but founder says the government should set up public museum to tell colourful story of fishing village Private ... of the village some describe as "Hong Kong's Venice" has called on the government to look again at setting up a public museum there. Since 2001, Tai O Cultural Workshop has showcased ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556869/tai-os-private-heritage-museum-will-be-history-just-two-years
  9. News - China - CULTURE

    Saving Guangxi's cultural heritage from decline

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 01:37pm

    ... to promote cultural education. Local officials have already started bringing traditional arts into the region’s classrooms. In Wuming county, a cradle of Zhuang heritage, folk songs and the group’s ... complained. Also, ballads that required audiences to understand historical stories and customs have scared off the young generation, who grew up with pop culture, said Liang Kejian, a senior folk ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1463685/saving-guangxis-cultural-heritage-decline
  10. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE: ANALYSIS

    Pledging to safeguard Hong Kong's heritage won't save traditions from dying out, critics fear

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 02:50am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Experts say identifying items of intangible cultural heritage will not, alone, save them Hong Kong has identified 480 items of intangible cultural heritage and pledged to safeguard them. But no one has thought about how to keep them alive. This, critics say, is a result of the government's reluctance to develop a cultural policy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1535757/pledge-wont-save-our-heritage-we-need-plan

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