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Title: The metaphor of sadness : Hakka's bean jelly as culture and consumption through tourism
Authors: Yang, L
Lai, B
Xiao, H 
Keywords: China
Destination change
Ethnic food
Food tourism
Sensory ethnography
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Source: Tourism geographies, 2018, p. 1-19 How to cite?
Journal: Tourism geographies 
Abstract: This paper presents a sensory ethnography of an ethnic Hakka specialty known as ‘Luodai Bean Jelly’ (or the Sad Bean Jelly) in Luodai Ancient Town in the suburban area to the east of Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. From the perspectives of objectivity, historicity, modernity and sociality, the metaphorical meanings of the Sad Bean Jelly as an ethnic food used for the transformation of a place through tourism are explored. Individual feelings and collective memories of the ethnic food are constructed in the context of tourism-driven commercialization, which is felt to have transformed the ancient town into a place for out-of-town visitors. The research sheds light on, and hence has implications for managing change of a place associated with ethnic culture, food and tourism.
本文以位于四川省成都市东郊洛带古镇的‘洛带凉粉’ (也叫作伤心凉粉) 为研究对象, 采用通感民族志方法, 考察了其为何能成为客家特产的代表。从客观性、历史性、现代性和社会性等方面, 文章探讨了作为族群日常饮食的凉粉, 如何通过旅游实现了在地方变迁中的隐喻意义。在旅游驱动与商业化的背景下, 人们建构了对族群饮食的个人情感与集体记忆。这一过程使得传统的古镇变成了供外地客人参观、游览及品尝传统美食之地。这项研究有助于揭示与族群文化、食物和旅游相关的区域社会文化变迁问题。
ISSN: 1461-6688
EISSN: 1470-1340
DOI: 10.1080/14616688.2018.1449238
Rights: © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
The following publication Yang, L., Lai, B., & Xiao, H. (2018). The metaphor of sadness: Hakka's Bean Jelly as culture and consumption through tourism. Tourism Geographies, 1-19 is available at
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