Survey of Hakka Village Cultural Resources


Purpose:

Culture is a cumulative product of a way of life. Given the relative lack of materials for creating a Hakka cultural foundation, a materials survey of Hakka village culture is urgently needed. The survey will cover the main categories of village history, characteristic towns and villages, architecture, products, topography, religious beliefs and art & culture and will conduct this cultural materials survey by year and period, accumulating and creating a Hakka cultural materials base. During the survey there will be an emphasis on local participation in hopes of awakening the collective memory of local Hakka village residents and spurring on a concern and enthusiasm for local culture,giving shape to a new Hakka culture movement.