Making "TDR" work fot he conservation of a historic center city neighborhood

Ting Fun, Angele Yeh (2002) Making "TDR" work fot he conservation of a historic center city neighborhood. In: Estrategias relativas al patrimonio cultural mundial. La salvaguarda en un mundo globalizado. Principios, practicas y perspectivas. 13th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium. Actas. Comité Nacional Español del ICOMOS, Madrid, pp. 208-211. [Book Section]


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Da-Dau-Cheng District is located on the east bank of Tanshuei River that forms the western boundary of Taipei, one of the last Chinese imperial cities to be built in the Chinese tradition of geomancy. The District finds its root going back to the mid-19th century when Taiwan, an island to the southeast coast of China and originally named as “Ilha Formosa” (Beautiful Island) by the Portuguese sailors who first discovered it in 1544, was under the rule of the Ching government. In 1858, the Ching government, in defeat, consented in the Tienjin Treaty with the French, and later in the 1861 Peking Treaty with the British, to open a number of trading ports in Taiwan, including the port of Da-Dau-Cheng. Soon after, .in 1866, an Englishman named John Dodd began to grow tea in northern Taiwan for export to the West and eventually settled on Da-Dau- Cheng as his manufacturing base. With the growing popularity of the “Formosa Oolong”, also known as “champagne of teas”, the District also began to take hold in the ensuing decades as the center of trade, commerce and culture in the northern part of Taiwan.

Item Type: Book Section
Ting Fun, Angele Yeh
Languages: English
Keywords: historic centre; conservation; legal protection; legislation; regulations; rehabilitation
Subjects: D.URBANISM > 04. Rehabilitation
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 13. Historic town centres
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 11. Legal protection and Administration
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Da-Dau-Cheng District, Taipei
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2002, 13th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2011 09:23
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:16

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