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Local Groups Are Surveying Cemeteries in New Taipei, Marking a Possible Change in Public Opinions Towards Graveyard Heritage - The News Lens International Edition

The value of graveyards is often overlooked, but a group of volunteers in Xindian, New Taipei, has been pushing the government to recognize their significance as heritage resources. Four years ago, their protests managed to the policy of graveyard removal.

Since 2022, New Taipei City heritage activist Wu Bo-wei (​​吳柏瑋) has been organizing a team of volunteers in Xindian to survey the remaining heritage cemeteries. By copying the inscriptions, logging the positions and directions of the tombs, and recording the heritage data present at each grave, he hopes to make a case to the city government why they are valuable heritage resources.


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