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.
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, China4. 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, China7. 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