The Politics of Heritage Tourism in China -A View from Lijiang
Author: Xiaobo Su, Peggy Teo
Master eBook ISBN10 : 0-203-87368-8
Master eBook ISBN13 : 978-0-203-87368-7
No of pages : 224
eBook Price : $158
Originally Published : 8 Mar 2009
The book unravels the politics surrounding the hegemonic project of tourism development through the example of Lijiang Ancient Town, a mature destination that has been used by the Chinese state as exemplary policy-making. The authors examine the dialectical relationships between global and domestic capital, the state, tourists and locals as they collude, collaborate and contest one another to ready Lijiang for tourist consumption.