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Article: Tourism-driven urbanization in China's small town development: A case study of Zhapo Town, 1986-2003

TitleTourism-driven urbanization in China's small town development: A case study of Zhapo Town, 1986-2003
Authors
KeywordsZhapo
China
Tourism urbanization
Town development
Issue Date2012
Citation
Habitat International, 2012, v. 36, n. 1, p. 152-160 How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper investigates the process of tourism-driven urbanization as a local strategy of town development in China. Existing literature has highlighted the role of industrialization in the urbanization process of China's small towns, but here it is suggested that tourism - a development initiative based on the creation of space for consumption, rather than production - can also foster significant expansion of urbanized built environment and remarkable transformation of local socio-economic structures. The case study suggests that, in contrast to the recent process of industrialization-based urbanization in China's small towns, tourism urbanization in Zhapo Town, Guangdong Province has been a highly localized development initiative characterized by the absence of foreign capital investment. Tourism-driven urbanization in Zhapo has involved several processes whose joint effect has reproduced the local socio-spatial organization: the rapid of expansion of urbanized built environment; a unique pattern of land use and land development; the booming of tertiary economic sectors; and the emergence of a flexible regime of labor force. In the meantime, the research also contests Mullins' (1991) classical theorization of tourism urbanization, and suggests that recent tourism-driven urbanization process in Zhapo Town is not the product of the post-modernization of urban cultural manifestations, but is situated within the context-specific space of China's modernity and is based on relatively standardized provision of tourism-related service and the mass consumption of nature. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/238075
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dc.contributor.authorQian, Junxi-
dc.contributor.authorFeng, Dan-
dc.contributor.authorZhu, Hong-
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-03T02:12:48Z-
dc.date.available2017-02-03T02:12:48Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationHabitat International, 2012, v. 36, n. 1, p. 152-160-
dc.identifier.issn0197-3975-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/238075-
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates the process of tourism-driven urbanization as a local strategy of town development in China. Existing literature has highlighted the role of industrialization in the urbanization process of China's small towns, but here it is suggested that tourism - a development initiative based on the creation of space for consumption, rather than production - can also foster significant expansion of urbanized built environment and remarkable transformation of local socio-economic structures. The case study suggests that, in contrast to the recent process of industrialization-based urbanization in China's small towns, tourism urbanization in Zhapo Town, Guangdong Province has been a highly localized development initiative characterized by the absence of foreign capital investment. Tourism-driven urbanization in Zhapo has involved several processes whose joint effect has reproduced the local socio-spatial organization: the rapid of expansion of urbanized built environment; a unique pattern of land use and land development; the booming of tertiary economic sectors; and the emergence of a flexible regime of labor force. In the meantime, the research also contests Mullins' (1991) classical theorization of tourism urbanization, and suggests that recent tourism-driven urbanization process in Zhapo Town is not the product of the post-modernization of urban cultural manifestations, but is situated within the context-specific space of China's modernity and is based on relatively standardized provision of tourism-related service and the mass consumption of nature. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.relation.ispartofHabitat International-
dc.subjectZhapo-
dc.subjectChina-
dc.subjectTourism urbanization-
dc.subjectTown development-
dc.titleTourism-driven urbanization in China's small town development: A case study of Zhapo Town, 1986-2003-
dc.typeArticle-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.habitatint.2011.06.012-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-80053457855-
dc.identifier.volume36-
dc.identifier.issue1-
dc.identifier.spage152-
dc.identifier.epage160-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000296954200018-

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