Heritage in times of rapid transformation: a tale of two cities - Yangon and Hanoi

Logan, William 2015, Heritage in times of rapid transformation: a tale of two cities - Yangon and Hanoi. In Bracken, Gregory (ed), Asian cities: colonial to global, Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp.279-300.

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Title Heritage in times of rapid transformation: a tale of two cities - Yangon and Hanoi
Author(s) Logan, William
Title of book Asian cities: colonial to global
Editor(s) Bracken, Gregory
Publication date 2015
Chapter number 13
Total chapters 14
Start page 279
End page 300
Total pages 22
Publisher Amsterdam University Press
Place of Publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Summary Myanmar is opening up to the world after fifty years of military rule and heading into times of rapid economic, social, and political transformation. There is some indication that the changes taking place in Myanmar will parallel those faced in Vietnam twenty-five years ago when it, too, emerged from a period of isolation and opened up to global investment, tourism, and intellectual influences. One of the similarities is likely to be in the growing awareness and use of cultural heritage as a political, economic, and social asset. In all states, capital cities are pivotal in the transformative processes and governments make use of heritage as part of nation-building strategies. This chapter opens up consideration of the role of heritage in times of rapid transformation in Yangon and Hanoi – respectively the colonial and post-colonial capitals of Myanmar (until November 2005) and Vietnam. Important cultural and political differences between the two national contexts are noted and questions asked about what Yangon might learn from the Vietnamese transformation experience.
ISBN 9789089649317
Language eng
Field of Research 210202 Heritage and Cultural Conservation
Socio Economic Objective 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2015, Amsterdam University Press
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