Old Houses in Hankou Concession: Collective Memory and Nostalgic Space Consumption in the Context of Modernization





Old Hankou Building; Collective Memory; Nostalgic Space Consumption; Modernization; Jianghan Museum


The objective of this study is to deeply explore the relationship between the old Hankou Concession urban space and its historical changes in the process of modernization. Special attention is paid to how the old buildings in the old Hankou Concession carried the collective memory and experienced the spatial transformation from the colonial period of the late Qing Dynasty to the modernization process of new China. This study will also explore the phenomenon of nostalgic space consumption closely related to the collective memory of the old Hankou. In order to achieve the above purpose, this study mainly adopts a qualitative research method. Specifically, it includes literature analysis, a questionnaire survey and in-depth interviews to collect a large number of data. These data are then systematically collated, summarized, analyzed and reasoned. The results show that the old Hankou Concession is not just a simple physical space, it actually carries rich historical, cultural and emotional values. This space has an irreplaceable importance for nostalgia and collective memory. This not only provides a new perspective for conservation and inheritance work but also provides solid theoretical support for subsequent researchers. In this study, the relationship between the old Hankou Concession urban space and its historical development and change, as well as the phenomenon of nostalgic space consumption are discussed in depth with a rigorous attitude. These discoveries not only enrich our understanding of old Hankou's history and culture but also provide an important theoretical basis for protecting and inheriting this valuable historical heritage.


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How to Cite

Tan, C., & Ke, Y. (2024). Old Houses in Hankou Concession: Collective Memory and Nostalgic Space Consumption in the Context of Modernization. Herança, 7(3 In press). https://doi.org/10.52152/heranca.v7i3 In press.926