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By Jenny T. Chio

ISBN-10: 0295993650

ISBN-13: 9780295993652

ISBN-10: 0295993669

ISBN-13: 9780295993669

whereas the variety of household relaxation tourists has elevated dramatically in reform-era China, the continual hole among city and rural dwelling criteria attests to ongoing social, monetary, and political inequalities. The country has extensively touted tourism for its capability to deliver wealth and modernity to rural ethnic minority groups, however the rules underlying the improvement of tourism imprecise a few complex realities. In tourism, finally, one person's relaxation is one other person's labor.
A panorama of go back and forth investigates the contested meanings and accidental results of tourism for these humans whose lives and livelihoods are such a lot at stake in China's rural ethnic tourism undefined: the citizens of village locations. Drawing on ethnographic examine performed in Ping'an (a Zhuang village in Guangxi) and higher Jidao (a Miao village in Guizhou), Jenny Chio analyzes the myriad demanding situations and chances faced by way of villagers who're known as upon to do the paintings of tourism. She addresses the moving value of migration and rural mobility, the visible politics of vacationer images, and the consequences of touristic wishes for "exotic distinction" on village social kin. during this approach, Chio illuminates the modern regimes of work and rest and the altering mind's eye of what it capability to be rural, ethnic, and glossy in China today.

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