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Title: Politics and tourism promotion: Hong Kong's myth making
Authors: Zhang, CX
Decosta, PL
McKercher, B 
Keywords: Cultural heritage
Hybrid identity
Local Chineseness
Myths
Symbolic representation
Tourism promotion
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Source: Annals of tourism research, 2016, v. 54, p. 156-171 How to cite?
Journal: Annals of tourism research 
Abstract: By using "crisis of identity" as background, this study analyses how post-colonial Hong Kong relies on myths that are grounded in its complex, centuries-old socio-cultural political heritage to convey through tourism an identity different and separate from that of China. This qualitative inquiry, which relies on both online and printed promotional documents reinforced by primary data collected through in-depth interviews, proposes an explanation of the symbolic representation of tourism through four sequential myths. The article concludes that Hong Kong exploits its colonial past to create an identity that enhances its "local Chineseness" with a Western flavor and positions the territory to assume an increasingly hybrid identity to avoid being just another Chinese city.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/26866
ISSN: 0160-7383
EISSN: 1873-7722
DOI: 10.1016/j.annals.2015.07.003
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