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  1. Cultural heritage at risk as cash trumps conservation

    Posted Sep 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Chinese people like to trumpet the country's 5,000-year history. But when it comes to preserving the magnificent cultural heritage of their ancestors, they're not doing ... by the central government as one of last year's top-10 archaeological discoveries. An expert from the Nanjing Museum says that even though the provincial and national cultural-heritage authorities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/724460/cultural-heritage-risk-cash-trumps-conservation
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    PMQ's awkward marriage of old and new beginning to show as buzz fades

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 02:24pm by OREN TATCHER

    ... as a landmark heritage preservation project and a precursor to several even more ambitious cultural venues, due to launch in the coming years. Adaptive reuse is a common approach to viable heritage ... the entire project are big questions regarding Hong Kong's approach to heritage preservation, urban renewal and cultural development. The heritage value of the PMQ blocks was never very high, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1579106/pmqs-awkward-marriage-old-and-new-beginning-show-buzz-fades
  3. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Randy Yu: man of discretion with the heart of a villager

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... recently, Yu has been heading another heritage project in Tai O, in his capacity as an adviser to the rural committee, hoping to upgrade its local cultural showroom to a heritage centre ... which would certainly put him in the socioeconomic elite in Hong Kong. He can be described as a business executive, green group organiser, academic and heritage conservationist. He is a board ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1592572/randy-yu-man-discretion-heart-villager
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT YOU LIKED

    What you liked, September 13, 2014

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:29am by STAFF

    ... for making pineapple buns has been listed as part of Hong Kong's intangible cultural heritage. We visited the Tai Tung Bakery, where they have been made daily for over 70 years.  ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1591219/what-you-liked-september-13-2014
  5. Cultural heritage of China at risk with decline of dialects

    Posted Jul 24th 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... which runs a preservation programme for endangered languages, recognises languages as intangible heritage and encourages a multilingual policy to foster cultural diversity worldwide. 'It ... to the loss of regional linguistic and cultural heritage. 'For a long time we have had one language dominating our society's language space but we've gone too far,' he said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/720449/cultural-heritage-china-risk-decline-dialects
  6. Cultural heritage or brand protection?

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of yesterday's Tuen Ng festival, the state-run Xinhua news service announced an application had been made to the United Nations body to declare the festival intangible cultural heritage. Five years ago, ... cultural heritage is a good one, but it is often tricky to apply in a fair and meaningful way. The heritage value of buildings, monuments, historic places and artefacts is relatively easy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/681841/cultural-heritage-or-brand-protection
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665448/intangible-cultural-heritage-china
  8. Cantonese dishes up for cultural heritage rating

    Posted Feb 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Ten dishes that are the pride of Cantonese cuisine are vying for a place on the menu of China's intangible cultural heritage- with a world listing as a long-term goal. ... Council and named as part of China's national intangible cultural heritage. 'Recognition would definitely enhance Cantonese cuisine brands across the country and the rest of the world, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/705397/cantonese-dishes-cultural-heritage-rating
  9. Intangible Cultural Heritage in China

    Posted Jan 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The white crane palm plaiting (above) by Wang Wending is one of 100 artefacts, 320 paintings, sets of technological tools and a series of demonstrations that illustrate the forms and expressions of cultural-heritage practices in China. Daily, 10am-6pm (Sun and public holidays until 7pm), closed Tue, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$10, free Wed. Inquiries: 2180 8188. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/668169/intangible-cultural-heritage-china
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong's journey from cultural desert to Asian arts hub

    Posted May 15th 2014, 03:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial From cultural desert to arts hub Hong Kong used to be ridiculed as a desert when it came to arts and culture. But the recent boom in art exhibitions and auctions has helped ... significance in the art world. Our East-meets-West heritage provides the backdrop for exploring new artwork produced in the Asia Pacific region. Being the gateway to the world's second largest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1512273/hong-kongs-journey-cultural-desert-asian-arts-hub

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