I am HANG ZHEWEN, born in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, China. In 2017, I graduated from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) and got my bachelor’s degree in Economics. Since April 2018, I have been studying at the Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability (GSAIS).
Cities have become a very important human settlement. Besides economic development, as the SDGs 11 declared, cities need sustainable development. As Hangzhou Declaration (2013) pointed out, culture is key to sustainable development. Thus, my goal is to research how can cities flourish their culture during their development. At the current stage, I have focused on Kyoto, a famous Japanese historical city, and Suzhou, a well-known Chinese historical city, to research their cultural flourishing methods and figure out whether these methods are generally applicable for other historical cities (cities with certain tangible and intangible cultural heritage) in East Asia.
In September-October 2019, I conducted a field study in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, China. I have done in-depth interviews of several people working in cultural-related industries, including the director of the exhibition design department in the museum, a folk artist, the curator of the museum, the manager in the troupe, the inheritor of traditional Suzhou lacquer artistry and so forth.
Graduate student referral大学院生紹介
HANG ZHEWEN / 2018年入学生
|所属||Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability|
|研究室||Professor Ialnazov Dimiter Savov