The Determinants of Developing a Creative City of Gastronomy: Towards a Perspective of Cuisine Context in Tainan

  • 張 積育

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Developing creative city has become a trend among all the cities in the world In 2004 United Nations Education Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO) launched “The Creative Cities Network” Gastronomy is one of the seven thematic cities Until May 2014 5 cities have been certificated to be the membership of the creative cities of gastronomy Taiwan is famous for its local cuisine and special culinary culture Lots of international media also have reported the gastronomy in Taiwan Based on the reputation Taipei city has applied to join the creative city network as the city of gastronomy in 2011 However the criteria of city of gastronomy in UNESCO are a general and universal rule which is lack of considering regional features For this reason the unique regional culinary culture may not be displayed in the general criteria of city gastronomy in UNESCO With the view of considering regional characteristic of cuisine culture this research constructs a three-step research design to explore the issues regarding creative city of gastronomy in regional cuisine context The first portion is to conduct literature analysis with the criteria of UNESCO city of gastronomy In view of characteristics of city of gastronomy in UNESCO factors of creative city in cuisine culture and characteristics of cuisine culture in Tainan this research figures out the characteristics of regional gastronomy culture Second this research builds up an overall framework for creative city of gastronomy and a framework for evaluating Tainan as city of gastronomy through factor analysis Finally this proposed framework for Tainan leads to analyze the priority of each characteristics by Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) for understanding the strength and weakness of Tainan as city of gastronomy and provide further strategy and suggestion for development by in-depth interview This research expects that the regional culinary culture and creativity of cites of gastronomy may rise and facilitate the purpose of creative cities network in UNESCO that keep the cultural diversity enrich the creativity and link countries to countries From the perspective of Taiwan this research will wish that by evaluating Tainan city we can understand our advantages more and develop as a city of gastronomy
Date of Award2014 Jul 30
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorChia-Han Yang (Supervisor)

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