Handbook on Tourism and China


Handbook on Tourism and China

9781788117524 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Songshan (Sam) Huang, Professor, School of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University, Australia and Ganghua Chen, Associate Professor, School of Tourism Management, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Publication Date: 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78811 752 4 Extent: 416 pp
Covering a wide range of current issues, this comprehensive Handbook explores the links between tourism as a dynamic tertiary industry and China as the world’s most influential tourism market and destination.

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Covering a wide range of current issues, this comprehensive Handbook explores the links between tourism as a dynamic tertiary industry and China as the world’s most influential tourism market and destination.
From China outbound tourism, Chinese outbound tourists and the growth of smart tourism to the development of sectors such as the hotel market, theme parks and cruise tourism, contributors provide the latest indigenous knowledge otherwise unavailable to the global tourism research community. This essential reference allows readers to develop a fine-grained understanding of the current state of the art of research on tourism and China, all the more crucial given the fast speed of China’s development and transformation and innovative industry practices in tourism.
Vital reading for academics and researchers in need of the latest knowledge on Chinese tourism, this distinctive Handbook also offers a wealth of insight for students studying Chinese tourism, business and hospitality management. Industry practitioners in business management and marketing will also benefit from its insights into a flourishing international market.
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‘China has become a powerhouse in international tourism, as both an origin and destination, has massive domestic tourism flows, and is the subject of a rapidly growing body of tourism research. This work introduces aspects of China’s tourism to an international audience by making readily accessible the insights of experienced researchers from China and elsewhere. A diversity of topics is covered so that all readers will find something of value, regardless of initial interest, making the book a useful and significant contribution to the tourism literature that both broadens and deepens understanding of China’s place in the world.’
– Geoffrey Wall, University of Waterloo, Canada
Contributors: J. Bao, M.J. Bauman, P. Benckendorff, G. Brown, S. Cai, G. Chen, M. Cheng, J. Fountain, H. Gao, H. Gu, Q. Gu, M. Huang, S. Huang, Y. Jiang, B. Li, M. Li, X. Li, Z. Liang, X. Luo, Z. Mai, Y. Qin, Y. Rao, B.W. Ritchie, M.M. Su, J. Sun, X. Sun, J. Wang, B. Weiler, J. Wen, H.A. Williams, Y. Yang, J. Yin, J. Yuan, B. Zhai, S. Zhao, D. Zheng, L. Zhong, Y. Zhu, Y. Zou, B. Zuo


Chapter 1 Tourism and China: Contexts, subjects and discourses
Songshan (Sam) Huang and Ganghua Chen

Chapter 2 China outbound tourism development
Jun Wen, Songshan (Sam) Huang, and Ganghua Chen

Chapter 3 Chinese tourists’ emotional responses in outbound travel
Xuhua (Michael) Sun, Songshan (Sam) Huang, and Graham Brown

Chapter 4 China’s inbound tourism: Development process and experiences
Yiyi Jiang

Chapter 5 Interpreting Chinese diaspora heritage: A case study
Songshan (Sam) Huang and Betty Weiler

Chapter 6 Face and Chinese tourist behaviour
Hailian Gao, Songshan (Sam) Huang, and Graham Brown

Chapter 7 Social media and Chinese tourist behaviour
Jin (Allen) Yin, Graham Brown, and Songshan (Sam) Huang

Chapter 8 Donkey friends as Chinese backpackers
Xianrong Luo

Chapter 9 Urban tourism in China
Jigang Bao, Mohan Li, and Zengxian Liang

Chapter 10 Ecotourism development in China
Linsheng Zhong and Jing Wang

Chapter 11 Theme park development in China
Jigang Bao, Zengxian Liang, and Mohan Li

Chapter 12 The development and transformation of China’s hotel industry
Bin Li, Yu Qin, and Humin Gu

Chapter 13 Rural communities and tourism
Jiuxia Sun

Chapter 14 Wine tourism development in China
Joanna Fountain, Jingxue (Jessica) Yuan, Zhai Beifang, Matthew J. Bauman, Helena A. Williams, and Qiushi Gu

Chapter 15 Cruise tourism development in China
Ganghua Chen, Songshan (Sam) Huang, and Yong Rao

Chapter 16 Incentive travel in China
Xiaoli Li and Zhenxiong Mai

Chapter 17 China’s red tourism development
Shengnan (Nancy) Zhao

Chapter 18 Tourism performing arts development in China
Danni Zheng, Brent Ritchie, and Pierre Benckendorff

Chapter 19 Smart tourism and its development in China
Mingming Cheng

Chapter 20 Tourism, heritage protection and utilization in China
Mingming Su

Chapter 21 Tourism safety and security
Yongguang Zou and Yao Zhu

Chapter 22 Human resource management in tourism
Yun Yang and Mengru Huang

Chapter 23 Chinese government and tourism governance
Songshan (Sam) Huang and Ganghua Chen

Chapter 24 Tourism and economic growth
Bing Zuo and Shuman Cai

Chapter 25 Tourism research in China
Ganghua Chen and Songshan (Sam) Huang

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