Tourism Places in Asia examines the impacts of tourism on places in East and Southwest Asia. Asia has been the most dynamic region for tourism development in recent decades, and tourism research from this region has grown significantly to better understand this phenomenon. The primary focus is on the Chinese realm of mainland China and Taiwan. East Asia has been the most dynamic region for tourism development in the world in recent decades, driven by the growth of both outbound and domestic travel and tourism among mainland Chinese. This reflects the phenomenal change in prosperity that the People’s Republic of China has experienced since the 1970s, as well as the human drive to travel and explore their world. Tourism research has also grown significantly in the Asian continent in recent years. Much of this scholarship is focused on developing the Asian economies to move them from their ‘developing world’ status.
Tourism Places in Asia: Destinations, Stakeholders, and Consumption highlights the progress of tourism scholarship in Asia in other areas, especially in the way places are impacted by impacts tourists and the tourism industry.
The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the journal, Tourism Geographies.
Table of Contents
Introduction – Tourism places in Asia
Alan A. Lew
1. A multi-stakeholder examination of destination image: Nanluoguxiang heritage street, Beijing, China
Ming Ming Su, Geoffrey Wall and Zhong Ma
2. The evolving urban fabric and contour of old mountain streets in Taiwan
Naai-Jung Shih and Chen-Yang Lin
3. Creative destruction: the commodification of industrial heritage in Nanfeng Kiln District, China
Xueke (Stephanie) Yang, HongGang Xu and Geoffrey Wall
4. Tourist motivations in relation to a battlefield: a case study of Kinmen
Chien-Min Chen and Tsung-Hsien Tsai
5. The metaphor of sadness: Hakka’s Bean Jelly as culture and consumption through tourism
Lijuan Yang, Bin Lai and Honggen Xiao
6. From central place to central flow theory: an exploration of urban catering
Feifei Xu, Feng Zhen, Xiao Qin, Xia Wang and Fang Wang
7. Tourism and hospitality research on Iran: current state and perspectives
Siamak Seyfi, C. Michael Hall and Salar Kuhzady
8. Sport tourism and peace: crossing the contested wall
Alan A. Lew is Professor Emeritus of Geography and Planning at Northern Arizona University. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Tourism Geographies (Routledge/Taylor & Francis), and has primarily researched and written about tourism development and landscapes of East and Southeast Asia.