Proceedings of the 3rd Annual International Conference on Social Science and Contemporary Humanity Development

Impact of World Heritage Declaration on Guangzhou Residents' Sense of Place

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Wen Jian
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Wen Jian
Available Online September 2017.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/sschd-17.2017.27How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Sense of place, World heritage declaration, Maritime Silk Road, Guangzhou.
Abstract

This paper investigates Guangzhou residents' sense of place, focusing on the impact of world heritage declaration as an external event by using a five-point Likert-type scale with a series of statements listed. We have found that Guangzhou's world heritage declaration has strengthened residents' place identity, place dependence, natural environment perception as well as social cultural perception. Furthermore, the more the residents are educated, the greater interest in the cultural heritage of Guangzhou they have; those who are more interested in the cultural heritage of Guangzhou have stronger sense of place, and are more likely to feel that they have special connections with Guangzhou. Besides, the longer they have lived in Guangzhou, the more they believe that world heritage declaration strengthens their place identity, as well as their sense of belonging and place rootedness.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 3rd Annual International Conference on Social Science and Contemporary Humanity Development
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
September 2017
ISBN
978-94-6252-401-9
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/sschd-17.2017.27How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2017, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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