The Influences of the Culture Upon the Development of Interior Design: A Case Study of the Housing Refurbishment Industry in Kinmen


Kinmen is impacted by Min-Nan culture, as it can be perceived that traditional Min-Nan clans treat their hometowns as important as their ancestors, and needless to say, the clan activities and ancestors worshipping ceremonies are quite essential in Min-Nan culture as well. This research uses case study method to investigate the influences of Min-Nan Culture on housing refurbishment decisions. The findings indicate the following results: first, as the generations swift, Min-Nan Culture can cause various degree of influences among different generations; second, by using value chain analysis, housing refurbishment industry can cooperate with construction industry to form an upstream and downstream vertical-strategic alliance to make the lay outs of the interior housing refurbishment distribution into early consideration, in which way, the economic costs from repetitive construction can be lessened after housing refurbishment is finished.

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Chun-Jung Chuang, National Quemoy University, Taiwan
Neng-Huei Lee, National Quemoy University, Taiwan
Liu Po-Cheng, National Quemoy University, Taiwan
Chih-Kang Chuang, National Quemoy University, Taiwan'� _ ,Chun-Jung Chuang

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Conference: ACAS2016
Stream: Chinese Studies

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