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Title: A dynamic view on tourism and rural development : a tale of two villages in Yunnan Province, China
Other Titles: 旅游及乡村发展的动态视角:来自两个云南村落的故事
Authors: Yang, X
Hung, K 
Xiao, H 
Keywords: Agriculture
China
Culture
Rural development
Rural tourism
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Source: Journal of China tourism research (中國旅游硏究), 2019, v. 15, no. 2, p.240-261 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of China tourism research (中國旅游硏究) 
Abstract: This study traces tourism and agriculture development in two typical villages of contemporary China, where one is tourism-oriented and the other is agriculture-oriented. Through in-depth interviews with 57 villagers, the study presents the complexity of the socio-cultural relationships underpinning agriculture and rural tourism and confirms that these relationships are not static. The comparison sheds light on the villagers’ varying attitudes toward rural tourism, their collective management approaches, and the experiences of rural culture they share with visitors. To capture the changing nature of these findings over time, a dynamic model of rural development is generated as a framework for future studies. This study suggests that large-scale villager participation in rural tourism may not be a desirable outcome, as it may contribute to the decline of rurality. It offers a warning against the use of tourism as the sole tool for rural development, even though that has been advocated by the Chinese Central Government as a primary economic strategy for numerous impoverished rural villages.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/81071
ISSN: 1938-8160
EISSN: 1938-8179
DOI: 10.1080/19388160.2018.1548402
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