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Author Zhu, Yujie, author.

Title Heritage and romantic consumption in China / Yujie Zhu.

Publication Info. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2018]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (165 pages) : illustrations, maps.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Asian Heritages ; 4
Asian Heritages ; 4.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-159) and index.
Summary The drums beat, an old man in a grand robe mutters incantations and three brides on horseback led by their grooms on foot proceed to the Naxi Wedding Courtyard, accompanied, watched and photographed the whole way by tourists, who have bought tickets for the privilege. The traditional wedding ceremonies are performed for the ethnic tourism industry in Lijiang, a World Heritage town in southwest China. This book examines how heritage interacts with social-cultural changes and how individuals perform and negotiate their identities through daily practices that include tourism, on the one hand, and the performance of ethnicity on the other. The wedding performances in Lijiang not only serve as a heritage 'product' but show how the heritage and tourism industry helps to shape people's values, dreams and expectations. This book also explores the rise of 'romantic consumerism' in contemporary China. Chinese dissatisfaction with the urban mundane leads to romanticized interests in practices and people deemed to be natural, ethnic, spiritual and aesthetic, and a search for tradition and authenticity. But what, exactly, are tradition and authenticity, and what happens to them when they are turned into performance?
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Regional Studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- General.
Heritage tourism -- China.
Tradition (Philosophy)
Heritage tourism. (OCoLC)fst00955465
Tradition (Philosophy) (OCoLC)fst01153957
China. (OCoLC)fst01206073
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Zhu, Yujie. Heritage and romantic consumption in China. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press 2018 9789462985674 (OCoLC)1051567969
ISBN 9789048536825 (electronic bk.)
9048536820 (electronic bk.)
9789462985674 (hardcover)
9462985677 (hardcover)
Standard No. AU@ 000065053474

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