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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    How we can conserve what's left of Hong Kong's built heritage

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 05:21am by NICHOLAS BROOKE

    ... value private heritage? The government recently sought community views on the conservation of Hong Kong's built heritage with the aim of establishing its importance and saving what little is left. The city's relatively small heritage portfolio and districts of cultural and historical value warrant protection for a variety of reasons- not least as part of the city's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1577029/how-we-can-conserve-whats-left-hong-kongs-built-heritage
  2. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Tai O looks to build its own heritage museum as private showroom closes

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:34am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... of the exhibits in Wong's museum could find a new home at the future heritage centre. "Tai O is very fortunate to have someone like Wong Wai-king who promotes Tai O culture using private ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com With the closing of a private museum, the rural committee is planning its own to bring in visitors Tai O to build heritage museum While a privately ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572332/tai-o-looks-build-its-own-heritage-museum-private-showroom-closes
  3. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Former resident of King Yin Lei separates fact from fiction

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... "I hope it can help spread traditional Chinese culture." The society says it has assembled a collection of 5,500 pieces for display. Its proposal involves building a gallery by digging ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1072645/former-resident-king-yin-lei-separates-fact-fiction
  4. 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
  5. News - Hong Kong - URBAN PLANNING

    Lessons from Kyoto on preserving Hong Kong's architectural heritage

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:38am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung in Kyoto fanny.fung@scmp.com As Hong Kong seeks input on how to protect its heritage, the Japanese city's strict building codes and preservationist mindset may be a model Kyoto's lessons on preserving heritage Walking through the streets of Kyoto today, you can still get a taste of the Japanese capital of Heian-kyo built 1,220 years ago. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561314/lessons-kyoto-preserving-hong-kongs-architectural-heritage
  6. News - China Insider - Ethnic tensions

    Retired Chinese Minister of Culture Wang Meng makes moderate plea for Xinjiang unity

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:10pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... and make an effort to preserve their cultural heritage. He said both the Uygur and the Han cultures are part of the Chinese civilisation and should be cherished as such. “You cannot be reckless ... the Great Cultural Revolution. One of China’s most prominent living writers, the now octogenarian Wang has returned to Xinjiang in recent months, where he made a plea for ethnic harmony, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1576053/retired-chinese-minister-culture-wang-meng-makes-moderate-plea
  7. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Britain's legacy 'missing' on list of 480 things that represent Hong Kong's culture

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 07:21pm by Jessie Lau

    ... 'missing from heritage list' From moon cakes to fishermen's ballads, the recently issued list of Hong Kong intangible cultural heritage covers myriad facets of culture and history. ... heritage," University of Hong Kong history professor John Carroll said. "I don't know how [a lot of the items] really represent Hong Kong rather than Chinese culture in general." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1547434/intangible-cultural-heritage-list-ignores-hong-kongs-east-meets-west
  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 - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    The 480 things that represent Hong Kong's culture: list unveiled after seven years' work

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 04:43pm by Denise Tsang, Johnny Tam, Olga Wong

    ... and milk tea have made it on to the final list of Hong Kong's intangible cultural heritage. They are among 480 "items" of "intangible cultural heritage" that the city ... and whether they are threatened with extinction," she said. How many have you heard of?   Click here to see the entire Hong Kong cultural heritage list  Yeung Choi-fung, a Hokkien native ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534746/cantonese-opera-dim-sum-and-diwali-hong-kong-lists-its-cultural
  10. News - China Insider - Cultural Heritage

    After Kimchi, could Sichuan pickles be next to get Unesco cultural heritage listing?

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 06:33pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... Keira Lu Huang keira.huang@scmp.com The associate director of the Museum of Sichuan Cuisine is calling for Sichuan pickles to be awarded a world cultural heritage listing Reading the news that traditional Korean food kimchi was to be added to the Unesco Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list, associate director of the Museum of Sichuan Cuisine, Zhang Huiqiang, 42, was discomfited. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1379839/after-kimchi-sichuan-pickles-pursue-unesco-cultural-heritage

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