A Place of Placelessness
Title
A Place of Placelessness
Subtitle
Hekeng People's Heritage
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€ 46,00
ISBN
9789087282738
Format
Paperback
Number of pages
184
Language
English
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Dimensions
21 x 27.3 cm
Table of Contents
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
Preface
1. The Zhang Lineage and their Hekeng Tulou Settlements
1.1 Hekeng People, the Hakka Newcomers
1.2 The ‘Hakka Tulou’ and Early Hakka Settlements with no Tulou Buildings
1.3 Limitations to Tulou Site Interpretation
1.4 How Has the Landscape Evolved into its Present Form?
2. Hekeng: a Place Swamped by Regulations
2.1 Modifications to the Existing Built Environment 2006 to 2007
2.2 Hekeng Tulou Buildings as Architectural Exhibits
2.3 The Creation of the Hekeng Tulou Heritage: a Regulated Place
2.4 The Legitimacy of ‘Overregulated Places’ in the Chinese Land Resource Management Framework: a Broader View
3. Hekeng: a Place of ‘Placelessness’
3.1 The Local People’s Place and the Represented Place
3.2 Spatial Metabolization and the Creation of Insideness over Time
3.3 Built Environment Metabolism and the Loss of Insideness
3.4 Place Detachment and Heritage Resistance
3.5 Heritage-Making Processes
3.6 A Place of Placelessness
4. Heritage Site: a Place of Cultural Resource Game
4.1 Brand Awareness, Bureaucratic Reciprocity and Land Disputes
4.2 The Game Players, their Bargaining Chips and their Roles
4.3 Heritage Site as a Place of Cultural Resource Game
4.4 Duties, Rights and Compensations in the Heritage Game
5. Suggestions
5.1 Suggestions for Managing the Hekeng Tulou Heritage Site
5.2 Processual Integrity as an Opportunity to Revitalize Hakka Historical Spaces
5.3 Amendments to Laws and Regulations Legitimizing Preservation Land-Use in Rural China
5.4 Agreement on Regulating the Rights and Duties between Tourism Developers and the Local Collective and Individual Stakeholders
5.5 Safeguarding the Heritage in Use
5.6 Amendments to WH Enlisting and Delisting Criteria
5.7 Systemization of Historical Village Management and Cultural Resource Stratification
5.8 Architectural Maintenance Guidance
5.9 A Short Conclusion
Appendix
Character List
Bibliography

R. Wang

A Place of Placelessness

Hekeng People's Heritage

"Tulou are traditional fortified multifamily dwellings prevalent in southern Fujian. In this 34st volume of the ASLU series Renyu Wang discusses three aspects of Chinese tulou heritage management. He first examines the tulou interpretation prevailing in southern Fujian. Based on building studies, oral history, genealogies and interviews, Wang tries to reconstruct a relatively complete landscape biography to describe the essential episodes of built environment evolution in the Hekeng River Valley. This biography highlights the part non-tulou architecture and non-agricultural economic forms have played in the evolution of the settlement environment. It then discusses the regulations and laws which may have direct impact on not only the built heritage but also the life of local lineage society and criticizes the harsh control of the local government over local people’s built heritage and their environment in the name of heritage preservation. Further, Wang examines the roles of different stakeholders in the heritage framework concerning the use of local people’s built heritage. And finally he explores the possibility of reaching equilibrium among all the heritage players in the form of contracts, and offers some suggestions to the stakeholders getting involved in the tulou management issues."
Author

R. Wang

Renyu Wang majored in Linguistics and Cultural Studies (BA) in mainland China and obtained his Master’s degree in cultural heritage studies from the Institute of Archaeology, University College London (UCL). He has worked in various positions in the fields of archaeological heritage management.