Because of its ability to harbor social values, norms, and beliefs, heritage has always been utilized as an ideological vehicle. One prominent example of politicizing heritage is Chinese red tourism, comprised of state-promoted tours to revolutionary memorial sites. It is expected to generate political, economic, and social benefits, particularly to reinforce the legitimate leadership of the Chinese Communist Party. Statistics show that dramatic market growth in red tourism has occurred over the past decade.
Download count: 0
- Partial requirement for: Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2014Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-255)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Recreation and tourism