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A Study of The FengMing Street Protection Movement In Dalian, China <Article>
This paper is a case study of the Feng Ming Street Protection Movement in Dalian (China), based on cultural anthropological fieldwork from December 2010 to September 2012.
The Feng Ming Street is an area where groups of Historical Buildings were constructed during Japanese imperial period (1929-1945). After World War II, the colonists abandoned the city, leaving thousands of European and Japanese-style buildings. More Japanese-style houses were left, but since 2000, a large number of old buildings in Dalian were being pulled down to improve city’s development. The Feng Ming Street was one of them.
From August 2009 to October 2011, the local communities started a movement against the demolition work of The Feng Ming Street. However, the Feng Ming Street was pulled down. Even though those buildings were being pulled down, the enforcement ordinance of the Cultural Protection was published in 2012. This is the first enforcement ordinance for cultural heritage in Dalian. This paper aims to make effect to clear the relationship between the FengMing Street Protection Movement and the legislation of Tangible cultural properties.