A tale of two villages: the story of changing village life in the New Territories
This book examines the threats of recent development to two of the oldest villages in Hong Kong's New Territories. It is at once a valuable document about Hong Kong's cultural heritage and a testimony to the ways in which sensitive and intelligent approaches to conservation can help safeguard the cultural heritage of Asia.
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