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Tourism, Migration and the Politics of Built Heritage in Lijiang, China

  • Xiaobo Su
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Abstract

The Lijiang government has called for a “new Lijiang ren” (person). Meanwhile, Han migrant businesspersons are succeeding in the tourism industry, but at the expense of the local, non-Han business owners whom they are displacing. This chapter deconstructs the discourse and goals of local authorities and examines the complex relationship migrant Han possess with Lijiang, including its natives and its tourists. While migration literature in Chinese studies has emphasized rural-to-urban and western-to-eastern flows, this chapter examines a reversed flow in order to unravel how the borderland is integrated into the global tourism industry, in part through migrant businesspersons’ efforts.

Keywords

Tourism Industry Tourism Development Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome World Heritage Site Residential House 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity of OregonEugeneUSA

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