Study on Rural Revitalization in Hong Kong, China Based on the Concept of Eco-Museum: The Case of Yantianzi (Yim Tin Tsai)

  •  Baisen Qiao    


Eco-museum, as a sustainable model for maintaining the overall cultural, natural, and social landscape of protected areas, has been gradually applied to the rural revitalization vision in Hong Kong, China. In order to further explore the rural development of Hong Kong from an eco-museum perspective, this paper analyses and studies the process of rural revitalization based on theoretical analysis, with Yantianzi as a case study. The results show that although there are strengths in development potential, revitalization model, responsibility framework and social participation, there are also problems in areas of population, villagers' return and relic restoration and skills transmission, as well as a slow development process of the "growth model" of the eco-museum and a lack of industrial support. Hence, the Joint Committee, the villagers, the government and other relevant actors need to make improvements and adjustments accordingly. This paper provides feasible advice and enriches the research on eco-museums and rural revitalization with both theoretical and practical value.

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