Con­ser­va­tion + protection

Ku­lang­su is un­der the pro­tec­tion of many Chi­nese or in­ter­na­tion­al con­ven­tions, laws and reg­u­la­tions on her­itage con­ser­va­tion. A sci­en­tif­ic and ef­fec­tive man­age­ment scheme has been set up to guide the ded­i­cat­ed au­thor­i­ties to take ap­pro­pri­ate pro­tec­tion mea­sures, in­clud­ing prepa­ra­tion and im­ple­men­ta­tion of spe­cial plan on pro­tec­tion and man­age­ment of her­itage area, and stan­dard­iza­tion of de­ci­sion-mak­ing mech­a­nism of pro­tec­tion and project re­view and man­age­ment process. Co­or­di­nate the her­itage pro­tec­tion and com­mu­ni­ty de­vel­op­ment. En­cour­age lo­cal com­mu­ni­ty to ac­tive­ly par­tic­i­pate in the con­ser­va­tion process.

1. Over­all Conservation
Ku­lang­su is a her­itage site com­pris­ing of com­plex her­itage el­e­ments. Laws and reg­u­la­tions con­cern­ing pro­tec­tion of world her­itage and scenic ar­eas in Chi­na pro­vide the guide­lines for pro­tec­tion of the his­toric roads, spa­tial lay­out, streets and com­mu­ni­ties on the Is­land and over­all con­ser­va­tion. State Ad­min­is­tra­tion of cul­tur­al her­itage of people’s re­pub­lic of china,Construction and Plan­ning De­part­ment and oth­er man­age­ment au­thor­i­ties are re­spon­si­ble for the conservation.

2. Con­ser­va­tion of his­tor­i­cal build­ings, yards and structures
There are two lev­els of pro­tec­tion of Kulangsu’s his­toric build­ings. Those in­clud­ed in­to the sys­tem of cul­tur­al her­itage site pro­tec­tion are main­ly pro­tect­ed through China’s cul­tur­al her­itage pro­tec­tion and man­age­ment sys­tem; those in­clud­ed in­to the sys­tem of his­tor­i­cal build­ing pro­tec­tion are pro­tect­ed through the sys­tem of his­tor­i­cal build­ing pro­tec­tion es­tab­lished by the Xi­a­men Spe­cial Eco­nom­ic Zone.

3. Con­ser­va­tion of nat­ur­al land­scapes and cul­tur­al relics
There are rich nat­ur­al land­scapes and cul­tur­al relics on Ku­lang­su. The for­mer is un­der the man­age­ment of Ku­lang­su Man­age­ment Com­mit­tee un­der the guid­ance of con­struc­tion and plan­ning de­part­ment at high­er lev­el while the lat­ter is un­der guid­ance of cul­ture her­itage ad­min­is­tra­tion de­part­ment at high­er level.

4. Fo­cus on com­mu­ni­ty re­quire­ments and en­cour­age com­mu­ni­ty en­gage­ment in her­itage conservation
Lo­cal com­mu­ni­ty is the cra­dle for her­itage at­trib­ut­es on Ku­lang­su, al­so the fun­da­men­tal for preser­va­tion of the her­itage val­ues. When draft­ing the pro­tec­tion strat­e­gy for cul­tur­al relics,Xiamen city and Ku­lang­su Her­itage Ad­min­is­tra­tive Com­mit­tee al­ways fol­low the prin­ci­ples to unite the com­mu­ni­ty rights and re­quire­ments for so­cial de­vel­op­ment via good com­mu­ni­ca­tion with the lo­cal com­mu­ni­ty and stake­hold­ers. The Reg­u­la­tions of Xi­a­men Spe­cial Eco­nom­ic Zone for the Pro­tec­tion of Ku­lang­su Cul­tur­al Her­itage is an­oth­er leg­is­la­tion to pro­tect the rights of lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties who are en­cour­aged to be in­volved in con­ser­va­tion of her­itage site.
There are many vol­un­tar­i­ly groups ded­i­cat­ed to con­ser­va­tion of the cul­tur­al relics on Ku­lang­su. “Ku­lang Di­alect” is one ex­am­ple. This so­ci­ety ini­ti­at­ed by lo­cal res­i­dents work with lo­cal ad­min­is­tra­tive au­thor­i­ties and com­mu­ni­ties to so­lic­it pub­lic opin­ion, col­lect da­ta, con­duct aca­d­e­m­ic re­search and mon­i­tors the progress. All these ac­tiv­i­ties have won full sup­port from the public.