Tourism in China: Geographic, Political, and Economic Perspectives


"In this first book to offer an objective and comprehensive view of tourism in China, a multidisciplinary group of scholars explores the country's burgeoning tourist industry, a major component of its recent explosive economic growth. Tracing the historical evolution of China's tourism policies, leading experts examine the policies, development, and organization of the industry, including the hotel business and hospitality education. They consider the effects of both international and domestic tourism on China's environment, economy, and society - including on several minority regions. The contributors discuss the little-understood yet strong influence of ethnic overseas Chinese on the PRC's tourism development as well as the impact of the Tiananmen uprising. The book concludes with an analysis of the prospects for the future of China's development." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Boulder, CO
Publication year:
  • 1995


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