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Cultural heritage incentives for the conservation of traditional settlements: the case of Malaysia, Japan and South Korea

Mat Radzuan, Indera Syahrul (2016) Cultural heritage incentives for the conservation of traditional settlements: the case of Malaysia, Japan and South Korea. PhD thesis, Universiti Malaya.


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A variety of incentives mechanisms have been formulated by many countries in order to promote the conservation of their cultural heritage, specifically in preserving their distinctive traditional villages. However, the existence of these traditional villages in the contemporary landscape has been considered fragile thus as many of them have been torn down due to rapid urbanization. This research examine the conservation efforts initiated by the Japanese, Korean and Malaysian authorities in safeguarding their historic villages ranging from tangible to intangible heritage. As observed, there has been little or no research into the nature and impact of these incentives and how they might be integrated into heritage management strategies. Apart from that, scholars have criticized the so-called incentives policies due to their inability to provide equal and equitable distribution of benefits to the local residents within the effected village areas. This research seeks to investigate the various types of incentive policies that have been applied in Japan, South Korea and Malaysia. For these three Asian countries, this research is conducted to address the overarching question of whether incentives programme that have been formulated for the communities are suitable towards their aspirations and real needs. Reflecting on the differences of the policy provisions, this research has adopted a case study approach; where the mixed methods approaches were employed, including a questionnaire survey as a tool for data gathering coupled with in-depth interviews. Formal interviews were carried out with the officials of national, state and local government in these countries. The case study assesses the communities and professionals view on the implementation of tangible and intangible heritage conservation programme.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Real Estate Management
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2017 03:41
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2017 03:41
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/9324
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