The Political Economy of Heritage Conservation
This project investigates the political and economic dynamics behind heritage conservation. The focus is on the policy environment, the legislative framework, the incentive system, the major actors and the interactions among them, and the decision-making process through which specific heritage items are put under public conservation. The project consists of three case studies: (1) Nanyue relics in Guangzhou (completed; see articles below); (2) the Central Police Station Compound in Hong Kong (on going); and (3) the Tung Wah Coffin Home in Hong Kong (on going). The purpose is to see whether a general pattern about the political economy of heritage conservation could be identified.

此項研究是關於文物保護背後的政治和經濟動力。研究焦點集中在政策環境、立法框架、誘因系統、主要參與者和他們之間的互動、及個別文物被置於公共保護下的決策過程。本項目由三個個案研究組成:(1)廣州的南越文物(已經完成;參見下列論文);(2)香港中區警署建築群(正在進行中);以及(3)香港東華義莊(正在進行中)。本研究希望探討, 是否可以就文物保護政治經濟學, 確認出一個模式。

(For more information, please contact: syma@cuhk.edu.hk)


Related articles [相關的論文]:
Chan, Wai-Yin and Ma, Shu-Yun

  • 2004 Heritage Preservation and Sustainability of China's Development. Sustainable Development, 12 (1): 15-31.

Ma, Shu-Yun and Chan, Wai-Yin

  • 2003 The Provision of Public Goods by a Local Entrepreneurial State: the Case of Preservation of the Nanyue Relics in China. The Journal of Development Studies, 40 (1): 119-141.

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