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Tourism in China; destination, cultures, and communities.


Tourism in China; destination, cultures, and communities.

Ed. by Chris Ryan et al.



399 pages



Routledge advances in tourism; v.14


Huimin (deputy dean, School of Tourism Management, Beijing International Studies U., China) and Ryan (tourism, U. of Waikato Management School, New Zealand) present 21 papers examining the development of Chinese tourism policies and tourism destinations within the context of Chinese economic growth and poverty alleviation efforts, as well as the politics of Chinese minorities policies. The contributions include case studies of the economics of two Chinese National Parks, examinations of the interactive development of real estate and tourism, discussion of the decay of statism in relation to cultural representations at tourist destinations, exploration of the birthplace of Confucius as an example of the evolution of cultural tourism, evaluation of visitor experiences at the Chinese Buddhist site of Wutai Mountain, analysis of tour guide interpretation in China, and community participation issues and perspectives.

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