Community Building: An Exploration of the Path in Traditional Village Conservation and Renewal with an Example of Yim Tin Tze in Hong Kong

community creation; rural revitalization; rural conservation and renewal


  • Jialu Li
    School of Sociology and Political Science, Anhui University, Hefei 230601, China
September 8, 2022


Traditional villages are the excellent gene bank of Chinese civilization, carrying rich traditional historical and cultural information. As China's rural development undergoes a structural change, it is more crucial than ever to rediscover the preservation and rejuvenation of traditional villages for both human and social development. This paper examines the restoration project and practice of Yim Tin Tze in Sai Kung District, Hong Kong, and combines it with the theoretical framework of the community creation concept and desk research. The objective of the study is to explore the rationality of the current development in Yim Tin Tze and analyze the feasibility of achieving sustainable development in the future. The results of the study revealed that there are kinds of resources in the parts of “people, culture, location, landscape, production”, but it still has a long way to go.