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Article: Borders on the move: Cross-strait tourists' material moments on 'the other side' in the midst of rapprochement between China and Taiwan

TitleBorders on the move: Cross-strait tourists' material moments on 'the other side' in the midst of rapprochement between China and Taiwan
Authors
KeywordsIdentity
Materiality
Rapprochement tourism
Taiwan
Border
China
Issue Date2013
PublisherElsevier B.V. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/geoforum
Citation
Geoforum, 2013, v. 48, p. 94-101 How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper forms part of an endeavour to elicit the cultural-geo-politics of rapprochement tourism between China and Taiwan from a grounded approach. It seeks to examine cross-strait tourists' travel experiences on 'the other side' through the lens of 'border', 'materiality' and 'identity' in an attempt to move beyond the often state-centric analyses of cross-strait ties. Discussion shows that travel documents that are close to the personal or those that are part and parcel of a touring experience are far from inert; they participate in the social and political lives of their owners, feature in bordering practices between the Chinese and the Taiwanese, and are often platforms through which identities are performed. Importantly too, as the various travel narratives reveal, the ubiquitous border certainly does not exist only in its physical form; imagined and perceived social borders are equally potent in (re)shaping cross-strait relations. A study that captures the often neglected field of comparative tourists' travel experiences is timely in the advent of a warming relationship between China and Taiwan and the unprecedented increase in tourism exchanges that ensues. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/205715
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 2.397
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.512
ISI Accession Number ID

 

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dc.contributor.authorZhang, J-
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-06T08:02:15Z-
dc.date.available2014-10-06T08:02:15Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationGeoforum, 2013, v. 48, p. 94-101-
dc.identifier.issn0016-7185-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/205715-
dc.description.abstractThis paper forms part of an endeavour to elicit the cultural-geo-politics of rapprochement tourism between China and Taiwan from a grounded approach. It seeks to examine cross-strait tourists' travel experiences on 'the other side' through the lens of 'border', 'materiality' and 'identity' in an attempt to move beyond the often state-centric analyses of cross-strait ties. Discussion shows that travel documents that are close to the personal or those that are part and parcel of a touring experience are far from inert; they participate in the social and political lives of their owners, feature in bordering practices between the Chinese and the Taiwanese, and are often platforms through which identities are performed. Importantly too, as the various travel narratives reveal, the ubiquitous border certainly does not exist only in its physical form; imagined and perceived social borders are equally potent in (re)shaping cross-strait relations. A study that captures the often neglected field of comparative tourists' travel experiences is timely in the advent of a warming relationship between China and Taiwan and the unprecedented increase in tourism exchanges that ensues. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherElsevier B.V. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/geoforum-
dc.relation.ispartofGeoforum-
dc.subjectIdentity-
dc.subjectMateriality-
dc.subjectRapprochement tourism-
dc.subjectTaiwan-
dc.subjectBorder-
dc.subjectChina-
dc.titleBorders on the move: Cross-strait tourists' material moments on 'the other side' in the midst of rapprochement between China and Taiwan-
dc.typeArticle-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.geoforum.2013.04.014-
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dc.identifier.volume48-
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