1st Edition

Tourism in China
Destination, Cultures and Communities

Edited By

Chris Ryan


Gu Huimin

ISBN 9780415853132
Published August 6, 2013 by Routledge
418 Pages 41 B/W Illustrations

USD $54.95

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Book Description

China is forecast to be the primary tourist destination and tourist-generating country by 2020. However, much of the writing on tourism in China has come from people within the English academic world who are not involved in the issues related to Chinese tourism development. This book provides a voice to Chinese mainland academic researchers and examines the nature of tourism research and tourism development in China. Contributors, many of whom are based in China and are immersed in the daily issues of teaching, researching and planning tourism development within China, discuss issues related to resource use, destination image and community participation with case studies that combine conceptual frameworks and practical issues. This authoritative text on tourism in China will be of interest to scholars and students of tourism throughout the world.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction – The Growth and Context of Tourism in China  Part 1: Destination Change and Planning  2. Destination Planning in China  3. Tourism Development and the Tourism Area Life-Cycle – A Case Study of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China  4. Chinese National Parks – Resource Usage Efficiencies, Spatial Proximity and Roles – An Application of Data Envelopment Analysis  5. Overseas Chinese Town - A Case Study of the Interactive Development of Real Estate and Tourism  6. Heritage Retail Centres, Creative Destruction and the Water Town of Luzhi, Kunshan, China  7. Comparing Scenic Zones in China – Comparisons and Methodology  Part 2: Destinations and Cultural Representations  8. Destinations and Cultural Representations – The Importance of Political Context and the Decay of Statism  9. Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), China – The Meaning of Harmonious Relationships  10. Tourism Development and Cultural Interpretation in Ganzi, China  11. The Evolution of Cultural Tourism – the Example of Qufu, the Birthplace of Confucius  12. Evaluation of Visitor Experience at Chinese Buddhist Sites – The Case of Wutai Mountain  13. Brochures, World Heritage Sites in China and Responsible Tourism – The Tourism Services Perspective  14. Analysis of Tour Guide Interpretation in China  Part 3: Community Participation and Perspectives  15. Community Participation and Social Impacts of Tourism  16. Hongcun and Xidi – Rural Townships’ Experiences of Tourism  17. Community Involvement in Rural Tourism Development – Evidence from Pinggu, Yanqing, and Miyun Districts, Beijing Municipality  18. The Psychological Carrying Capacity of Tourists – An Analysis of Visitors’ Perceptions of Tianjin and the Role of Friendliness  19. Maintaining the Authenticity of Rural Tourism Experiences through Community Participation – The Case of Two Baiyang Lake Island Villages  20. Place Attachment, Identity and Community Impacts of Tourism – The Case of a Beijing Hutong  21. The Context of Chinese Tourism – An Overview and Implications for Research

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Chris Ryan is editor of Tourism Management and Professor of Tourism at the University of Waikato Management School. An elected Fellow of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism, he is also Honorary Professor of the University of Wales and Visiting Professor at Beijing International Studies University, China.

Gu Huimin is Deputy Dean of the School of Tourism Management at Beijing International Studies University and Vice President of the China Hotel Institute. She has held Visiting Scholar positions at the University of Houston and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Her most recent book was on Crisis Management in Tourism.