Construction of Lukang’ s Cultural Memory (Das Kulturelle Gedchtnis) and Spirit of Place (Genius Loci) in the Qing Dynasty: A Study Based on Shih Shu-Ching’s Walking Through Lo-chin and Lin Hui-Cheng’s The Street and Town Structure of Lukang in the Late Qing Period


In 1976, Shih Shu-Ching published liuliWa (Glazed Tiles), which captured public attention to the importance of cultural heritage preservation. The well-known scholar and architect, Han Pao-Teh, even attempted to an open dialogue with Shih's work with his 'Glazed Tiles and Soil Tiles: Discussing Local Art Preservation via Shih Shi-Ching's Glazed Tiles.' In 1977, Han launched 'Study on Lukang's Ancient Style' project and published Lukang gufengmao zhi yanjiu (The Study of the Ancient Fabric of Lukang). Han and Lin Hui-Cheng were the main researchers for Lukang's architecture, street and town. For the handcraft, Shih and Kuo Jen-Chang were the ones in charge. Via this project, Han attempted to drive Lukang's old street and town preservation in the way of urban planning. Such attempt provoked conflicts with local inhabitants, though. In 1983, Lin published Qingmo Lukang jiezhen jieguo (The Street and Town Structure of Lukang in the Late Qing Period). After 20 years, Shih published Walking Through Lo-chin (2003). 'Lo-chin' is Lukang's old name. In this study, regarding to Shih and Lin's participations in 'Study on Lukang's Ancient Style' project, I would like to focus on how novelist and architect 're-build' the narrative of space for Lukang in the Qing Dynasty. Besides, from both Shih and Lin's works, I would like to probe how the contemporary imagine the so-called 'das kulturelle gedchtnis' and 'genius loci' of Lukang in Qing.

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Tzu-Ting Huang, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Chao-Ching Fu, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

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Conference: ACCS2016
Stream: Cultural Studies

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