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Article: Red tourism: sustaining communist identity in a rapidly changing China

TitleRed tourism: sustaining communist identity in a rapidly changing China
Authors
KeywordsCommunist identity
Development and change
Heritage
Nation state
Red tourism
Issue Date2010
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/14766825.asp
Citation
Journal of Tourism & Cultural Change, 2010, v. 8 n. 1-2, p. 101-119 How to Cite?
Abstract'Red tourism' is to exploit the historical heritage of the Chinese Communist Party for tourism development. Such tourism practice has been used by the nation state of China both to drive the country's economic growth and develop new patronage of the communist ideology among the young generation. From the broader context of China's economic and social changes since 1978 when the country started its open-door policy and economic reform, our paper attempts to examine 'red tourism' by analyzing how the nation state of China promotes the communist heritage through 'red tourism' in order to sustain the communist identity in a rapidly changing China. Research questions are raised to address the economic and social factors for the nation state involvement in 'red tourism': the specific roles of such involvement and the outcomes. Based on a case study, this paper presents how heritage is interpreted at a specific 'red tourism' site in order to portray a selective part of the communist heritage as a symbol of the Chinese nation. In so doing, 'red tourism' aims to serve the purpose of the nation state to sustain the communist identity in the continuing effort of developing a 'socialist country of Chinese characteristics'.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/129453
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.474
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.317
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dc.contributor.authorLi, Yen_US
dc.contributor.authorHu, ZYen_US
dc.contributor.authorChang, CZ-
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-23T08:37:28Z-
dc.date.available2010-12-23T08:37:28Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Tourism & Cultural Change, 2010, v. 8 n. 1-2, p. 101-119en_US
dc.identifier.issn1476-6825en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/129453-
dc.description.abstract'Red tourism' is to exploit the historical heritage of the Chinese Communist Party for tourism development. Such tourism practice has been used by the nation state of China both to drive the country's economic growth and develop new patronage of the communist ideology among the young generation. From the broader context of China's economic and social changes since 1978 when the country started its open-door policy and economic reform, our paper attempts to examine 'red tourism' by analyzing how the nation state of China promotes the communist heritage through 'red tourism' in order to sustain the communist identity in a rapidly changing China. Research questions are raised to address the economic and social factors for the nation state involvement in 'red tourism': the specific roles of such involvement and the outcomes. Based on a case study, this paper presents how heritage is interpreted at a specific 'red tourism' site in order to portray a selective part of the communist heritage as a symbol of the Chinese nation. In so doing, 'red tourism' aims to serve the purpose of the nation state to sustain the communist identity in the continuing effort of developing a 'socialist country of Chinese characteristics'.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/14766825.aspen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Tourism & Cultural Changeen_US
dc.subjectCommunist identity-
dc.subjectDevelopment and change-
dc.subjectHeritage-
dc.subjectNation state-
dc.subjectRed tourism-
dc.titleRed tourism: sustaining communist identity in a rapidly changing Chinaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1476-6825&volume=8&issue=1-2&spage=101&epage=119&date=2010&atitle=Red+tourism:+sustaining+communist+identity+in+a+rapidly+changing+Chinaen_US
dc.identifier.emailLi, Y: liyiping@hku.hk, liyiping@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14766825.2010.493939-
dc.identifier.hkuros178567en_US
dc.identifier.volume8en_US
dc.identifier.issue1-2-
dc.identifier.spage101en_US
dc.identifier.epage119en_US
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