Making Heritage in Hong Kong: A Case Study of the Central Police Station Compound*

  title={Making Heritage in Hong Kong: A Case Study of the Central Police Station Compound*},
  author={Agnes Shuk Mei Ku},
  journal={The China Quarterly},
  pages={381 - 399}
  • A. Ku
  • Published 1 June 2010
  • Economics
  • The China Quarterly
Abstract This article is a case study of state–society–capital conflicts over the preservation of the Central Police Station (CPS) compound in Hong Kong during 2003–08. The conflict was between two fundamentally different approaches to urban space: a cultural economy approach that took culture and space as a source of economic profit, and an opposition discourse of preservation that emphasized cultural, historical and humanistic values as an end. The struggle turned out to be a moderate success… Expand
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