MA in Chinese Cultural Heritage Management
The MA in Chinese Cultural Heritage Management is a unique, comprehensive and practical programme in the field of cultural heritage management, with a specific emphasis on Chinese cultural heritage.
Delivered by heritage professionals and leading researchers, this MA programme provides appropriate and vital training for professional roles across the heritage sector within and outside the UK. By combining academic studies with practical applications and placement experiences, this programme provides an informed and up-to-date overview of heritage management theory and practice.
This programme is quality assured by Middlesex University and you will receive a Middlesex award on successful completion.
Scholarships are now available for all full-time students. For information on scholarships, tuition fees, admission requirements and making an application, please visit our website at www.ming-ai.org.uk or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a full-time or part-time programme with five modules.
This section contains educational material about all projects featured on this website that can be used in classroom. You can find Lesson Plans, Powerpoint presentation and educational videos, and you are welcome to use them for teaching your pupils.
Please click on the icons to download the material, or follow the link to find out more on each project's dedicated website.
Collection Guide for Cultural Heritage Projects
The Collection Guide for Cultural Heritage Projects has been developed by Ming-Ai (London) Institute as part of the British Chinese Workforce Heritage project, with support and advice from K&L Gates LLP. It addresses some of the key legal issues that can arise at different stages of a community cultural heritage project.
It has been designed as a practical guideline for other community organisations who are conducting their own cultural heritage projects.
The Collection Guide provides information on how to collect different materials that might be used or produced as part of a community group project and how to deal with the materials once collected. The nature of cultural heritage projects means that images, audio, visual and other materials will be collected. Other materials might be used as part of promotional resources. It is important that the ownership and copyright of all the materials are clearly identified. Issues of data protection may also arise during the course of a project. The Guide deals with these issues and provides practical solutions and best practice suggestions.
The Guide is available free of charge. To request a PDF copy, please contact us by giving your full name and organisation (if appliable).
Please see below for the Table of Contents. Please note that the Guide is only available in English.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
2.0 Legal Issues
2.1.1 Types of copyright
2.1.2 Exclusive rights of the copyright holder
2.1.3 Ownership of Copyright
2.1.4 Duration of copyright
2.1.5 Ways to transfer Copyright
2.1.6 Copyright Infringement and Exceptions
2.2 Data Protection and Privacy
3.0 Your Community Cultural Heritage Project
3.1 Protecting your work: Copyright Symbol and Copyright Notices
3.2 Explaining your Project: Information Sheets
3.3 People involved in the Project: Employees and Volunteers
3.4 Acknowledgement: General Good Practice
3.5 Materials collected as part of Project
3.5.2 Interviews: Oral History Interviews, general interviews
22.214.171.124 Interview Content
126.96.36.199 Audio and Video Recording
188.8.131.52 Items that the interviewee has brought to show you
184.108.40.206 Borrowed Items
220.127.116.11 Donated items
18.104.22.168 Old Items
22.214.171.124 Photography and Video Footage: ownership
126.96.36.199 Photography and Video Footage: Consent
188.8.131.52 Images donated or lent to the Project
184.108.40.206 Images: Reproduction of Images and other items subject to Copyright
3.6 Original works created for the Project
3.6.1 Reports and Articles
3.6.3 Music Composed
3.6.5 Books or other products for sale
3.6.6 Educational Materials
3.7 Using existing materials
3.7.1 Tracking down Copyright Owners
3.7.2 Images downloaded from the Internet
3.7.4 Creative Commons Licences
3.7.5 Showing a Film or Performing a Play
3.8 Social Media: Uploading your Project findings online
3.8.6 Changing laws
3.10 Licensing your Work
5.0 Useful Resources
Appendix 1: Copyright Notices
Appendix 2: Draft statements – data release and assignment, acknowledgement
Appendix 3: Collecting Societies
Appendix 4: Forms
This Guide does not constitute legal advice and should be used as a guideline. If in doubt or if you have specific queries, please obtain independent legal advice.
This Guide may be copied for the purposes of personal study and education but the contents remain the copyright of Ming-Ai (London) Institute and must not be altered in any way.
In this section we shall bring you to walk around the Chinatowns in Limehouse, Liverpool and Soho London. Please close your eyes, use your imagination, and follow our footsteps.
Scripted by Chungwen Li
Narrated by Kar-Hei Lam
Produced by Aubrey Ko
Please listen to the Audio Archive
Limehouse Historical Audio Tour, 30 January 2010, Saturday morning nearly 10 o’clock. A fine but bitterly cold day.
First stop, Limehouse Basin, or Regent’s Canal Dock as it was originally known. Facing the dock, now is full of leisure boats and yachts; and the surrounding are built with luxury apartments, could hardly imagine what it was like in the 19th century. However, from the information board provided by the British Waterways London, I am now standing on the edge of Bergen and Medland Wharves where timber, tea, fruit and ice were once unloaded.
Walking through the newly built apartments to Narrow Street, across the dock gate, it has the name of “Limehouse Marina” on it, in white big characters. Narrow Street, which runs along the back of the Thames wharves, lead me to the Grapes, a local pub well-known to Charles Dickens and was featured in one of his novels. A Blue round plaque with white characters attached to the wall claiming it was built in 1583.
Opposite is Ropemakers’ Fields, there is a 2-metre high sculpture, a herring gull with rope loosely circle under its feet. Many ropes were required for the shipping businesses in those days.
Following the Thames Path National Trail, I arrive at the Cantonese Quarter. The early Chinese immigrants settled around Gill Street and Limehouse Causeway area, now only council flats around Gill Street.
Continue my journey to Westferry Dockland Light Rail Station. A dragon sculpture in curled form looked upon the sky looking like a lamppost, with a plaque, Dragons’ Gate, it said. “The Dragon is an ancient Chinese symbol of good fortune, providing you understand it and treat it with respect! This work celebrates the first and oldest ‘Chinatown’ in Britain that existed around Limehouse and Pennyfields. The dragon / serpent is also a potent symbol across all continents and in all the major cultures of the world; from the ancient Babylonians to the most popular fairytales, myths and computer games of today. Dragons represent power. In cyclical form, biting each other’s tails, they embody the power of unity and renewal. The Year of the Dragons gives birth to the new millennium.”
Across the busy road, it is Pennyfields. Look around, not able to find an official sign post of Pennyfields. Walking along the council flats, there is another round stainless steel plaque attached to the wall. It looks like a steering wheel with a ship in the centre, another colourful round picture is on top of the ship. On the edge of the round plate, it engraved: “Heritage Trail, China Town Pennyfields. In the 1880’s immigrant Chinese began to settle in Pennyfields and Limehouse Causeway, where a small China Town sprang up in 1901, the first Chinese laundry opened in Poplar.” The colour round picture in the centre has a light blue background; 3 lanterns, a dragon, a Buddha head, a sign of yin yang, a bowl of rice with a pair of chopsticks, and with some blue waves underneath. There is also a symbol in the picture that I am not able to recognise, should be related to Buddhism.
Shanghai Quarter. The early Shanghaieses settled around the area of Pennyfields, Amoy Place and Ming Street. Interestingly Ming Street has an old wooden street sign, and it was underneath a modern street sign. In the past, this was the largest shipping centre in the world, now has become the largest financial hub in Europe. Under the same sky, not a trace of shipping business is found.
A number of streets are named after the origins of the past Chinese communities – Mandarin Street, Pekin Street, Nankin Street, Canton Street and Amoy Place. They had their own settlement around this area. And now it is council estates, I wonder how the local residents feel about the street names.
Chun Yee Society, 50 East India Dock Road, on the corner at Birchfields Street. It was established in 1906, and was a Chinese sailors shelter and old Sunday school. Apart from the Chinese restaurants, this is one of the few reminders of the many previous Chinese residents.
A long walk to Salmon Lane, number 102, a Chinese take-away named “Local Friends”, was the first Chinese take-away in the U.K. till now. It does not have a Chinese name like most others Chinese takeaway do; it stands on the street quietly watching passengers come and go in different decades.
This is the end of the Limehouse Historical Audio Tour.
Welcome to the British Chinese Heritage Library. This page contains the projects research and interview output, as well as more information about the projects activities. Please use the Side Bar to the right hand side to navigate around the library.
In the [Articles] section you will find research articles on the main workforce industries covered by the project so far written by guest academics as well as project staff and volunteers.
In the [Resources] section you can find out more about our Collection Guide for Cultural Heritage Groups, which is available for free. You may access four Lesson Plans developed for Key Stage 3 students which are also free to download and use. The educational materials are based on the findings of the British Chinese Workforce Heritage project and include many different topics. If you have further questions about these resources please do not hesitate to get in touch. In this section you can also find out more information about the recently developed MA in Chinese Cultural heritage Management, developed from project research.
Finally through the [Memories] section you can read more stories about the Chinese workforce in Britain, and even submit your own.