1st Edition

Tourism and Modernity in China

By Tim Oakes Copyright 1998
    272 Pages
    by Routledge

    264 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book explores how the experience of modernization is revealed in China's newly constructed tourist landscapes. It argues that in China's burgeoning ethnic tourist villages and theme parks can be seen all the contradictions, debasement, and liberating potentials of Chinese modernity. Tim Oakes uses the province of Guizhou to examine the Chinese tourist industry as an example of the state's modernization policies and how local people have engaged with these changes.

    List of Figures List of Tables Glossary Preface Introduction 1. Tourism and Modernity 2. Place and Process in the Tourist Political Economy 3. Colonizing a barren and profitless place 4. False Modern Triumphant: Tourism and Cultural Development in Guizhou 5. Reclaiming the Tourist Landscape 6. Conclusion Notes Bibliography


    Tim Oakes is an Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA.