Heritage Conservation

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Through the conceptual framework, combined with the findings, four major factors were found to influence public participation in heritage conservation: 1) the challenges of cultural aspects; 2) the subtitle relationship between China and Hong Kong; and the delimitation of the heritage conservation legislation.
The cultural difference of Hong Kong people

Heritage creates the collective memories which reflect on the sense of identity for a group of people. In this regard, memory and identity are important elements associated with heritage conservation discussed in the literature review. The debate on this topic by proposing a public participation perspective within the community-initiation framework. Thus, identity, historical and cultural values
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Historically, Hong Kong as an entrepôt, not only serving the prosperous trading, together with its high population mobility. The population displacement in Hong Kong embraces a diverse population and culture which is influenced by East and West. The majority of people came from mainland China, they had experienced in the British colony period and changed the sovereignty to China in 1997. Through this view, they living in the midst, there is no doubt reflects some of the identity issues associated with historical attachment. That meant there is a complex hybrid identity for the Hong Kong people. In general, it can be said that the heritage conservation is a middle-class and elite notion. However, for the majority of middle-class, they would prefer upgrade their living standard for themselves and their generation. This led them towards the economic development rather moved on the heritage conservation, the consciousness of heritage conservation seems weak. Most people though that the heritage is poor conditions and obsoleted. It is time to phase out. Like the former Marine Station, now changed to "1881", become a large luxury shopping center in Tsim Sha…show more content…
Their passion and interest are expressed in local culture, value, identity and heritage. However, because the cultures and unique values are different from China, they are frustrated by their ambiguous identity. A survey also showed that the young people expressed great concern and interests in the heritage conservation, but less against heritage conservation. In addition, they are also influenced by the Western culture which associated concepts of flexibility, identity and autonomy. However, the upward mobility of young people in Hong Kong is low. In this view, they are worried about their prospects and have no proper place in the heritage conservation activity. Heritage conservation is considered a symbol and trend of fashion. In order to explain this appearance, most young people are too enthusiastic about of the conservation of heritage, but do not maintain the enthusiasm to participate in heritage conservation activities. In the case of Lee Tung Street, which quickly aroused the public concern, especially its unique culture presented in the popular song “囍帖街”, people began to actively participate in the conservation activities, but eventually failed due to

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