The Difficulties in Conserving Built Heritage in Taiwan and Suggestions Based on the UK’s Case

In Taiwan, more than 200 historical buildings, registered as official historic heritage or not, were destroyed by human acts or natural disasters despite having a unique value in presenting and conserving local history. However, the difficulties in conserving built heritage in Taiwan could possibly find their solutions in the relative laws in the UK, where the regulations have developed more thoroughly to take care of the nation’s heritage in the spirit of respecting the collective cultural right.