|In the issue of cultural
preservation, our group mentioned the points that Paoan
Temple has made and we introduced you the old street of Da-shi. Therefore, here are some
questions for all of you to think. 1. What are the problems Paoan Temple may encounter? Our
answer is that recently, they have financial problems. How can they deal with money and
where can they get the source of money. Secondly, how to preserve in a proper way is also an
essential point. The third one is about the Cultural Heritage Preservation Law. The
government should put the preservation problem in the first place instead of money.
Then comes the point of relic. How can they save the relic in an appropriate way. The
future problem is that how to make people more concern about this historical site and who
should be responsible for the maintainance. In our opinion, we think that official and private
institution shold cooperate. The official institution can support the restoration by giving
subsidies since the Temple is a Grade Two historical Site. And the private institution
can take charge of the restoration project becuase, after all, they have much emotion on
the Temple. The second question is that how the issue is related to us. 1)History: some
people think that to preserve a historical site is important. 2)Public: it's a public property that
it should actually belong to everyone. 3)Religion: people put their faith and respect God.
So, they stress on the preservation. 4)Society: the temple can be a connection among
people. Thus, it's important for social connection. 5) Psychology: people seak for comforthere and
the temple is part of their spiritual life. Therefore, they care about the restoration a lot.
In my own opinion, the cultural preservation is indeed very hard. We may not notice this problem
becuase we are not awared that in fact, we are involved in it. I think for a long long
time, Taiwan has lost its original culture because Taiwan had ever been invaded by many
other foreign countries. Therefore, sometimes I think its hard to really find out the root of
Taiwan. That's why cultural preservation is indispensible because we should try our best to find
out something cherishable and beautiful in our culture. Thus, we introduce you the old
street of Da-shi. We hope you like it and may visit the place someday. Go by train to Zhong-li
and then take a specific bus. You'll find there easily! One thing I want to mention that is if
you want to really have fun there, be brave to ask residents questions. Otherwise, you will
feel boring because without deep understanding of the old street, it will be just as walking
on the streets near your house. And it won't make any sense to you. By the way, remember
to visit herbal store which is opened by Jian Yo-Shin's aunt. She is a cute old lady and she
has a nice skin. Girls who want to know the tips to look beautiful and consult her.