This book offers an in-depth understanding of tourism development and destination planning in China's transitional economy. It is a unique collaboration between editors and contributors to present issues in current Chinese tourism research to Western colleagues. The influences informing the book range from pragmatic concerns about destination planning in China, to senses of injustice about how that planning generates unequal distributions of revenue via concerns about needs for new conceptual approaches. The book also examines the changing nature of Chinese society and its political system, and commentary on the changing role of the Chinese State in tourism planning. It will be a valuable resource for postgraduate students and tourism researchers as well as for tourism industry professionals who want to understand China as a domestic, outbound and inbound tourism market.
Chris Ryan is Professor in Tourism at the University of Waikato and edits the journals Tourism Management and Tourism Management Perspectives. His main research interests are the impacts of tourism, research methods in tourism, tourism management and the environment and tourist behaviour and motives. Songshan (Sam) Huang is Associate Professor at the University of South Australia, Australia. He has been working in the field for over ten years and his research specialties are tourist behaviour, destination marketing, tour guiding and China tourism and hospitality.
1. Songshan (Sam) Huang and Chris Ryan: The Role of Tourism in China's Transition - An Introduction 2. Chris Ryan and Songshan (Sam) Huang: Experiences in Developing Places 3. Yongguang Zhou and Yifan Jiang: A Model of Mountain Region Rural Tourism Development - The Case of Suichang 4. Jigang Bao and Bing Zuo: Institutional Opportunism in Tourism Investment 5. Ping Li, Qian (Nicola) Wang and Chris Ryan: Experiencing a Daoist Village - The Case of Qiyunshan, Anhui 6. (Joe) Yong Zhou: Festival and Special Event Development in Modern China: A Thirty Year Practice 7. Jingjing Yang, Chris Ryan and Lingyun Zhang : Tourism in an Ethnic Minority Area - Kanas Scenic Area 8. Songshan (Sam) Huang and Chris Ryan: Policy Implementation, Destination Evolution, and Resident Perceptions of MICE Tourism 9. Dan Wang and John Ap: Tourism Policy Implementation: A Case Study in Lijiang 10. Chunyu Yang and Xuhua (Michael) Sun: Evolution of Tourism Destination Complex System: Theoretical Foundations 11. Chunyu Yang: Evolution of Tourism Destination Complex System: Cases in China 12. Songshan (Sam) Huang, Chris Ryan and Chunyu Yang: Local Governments' Roles in Tourism Institutional Evolution 13. Chao (Nicole) Zhou and Chris Ryan: Residents and MICE Planning in Hangzhou 14. Songshan (Sam) Huang and Chris Ryan: Planning for Tourism Places 15. Weixia Hu: Peripheral Environments of Tourist Attractions: Definition, Evaluation, and Coordination 16. Cora Un In Wong and Chris Ryan: Impacts of Tourism on the Monastic Orders of Putuoshan 17. Tong Wen: Development of Iconic Tourism Attractions: The Case of Danxiashan 18. Le Ai, Melody Song, Chris Ryan and Gu Huimin: Developments in a Beijing Hutong 19. Chris Ryan and Songshan (Sam) Huang: Conclusion