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dc.contributor.authorZhu, Yujie
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-27 15:48:21
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T09:12:34Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T09:12:34Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier1006812
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/23343
dc.description.abstractThe 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?
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAsian Heritages
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::1 Geographical Qualifiers::1F Asia::1FP East Asia, Far East::1FPC China
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::G Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects::GM Museology & heritage studies
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHM Anthropology::JHMC Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography
dc.subject.otherChina
dc.subject.otherAnthropology
dc.subject.otherEthnography
dc.subject.otherMusea
dc.titleHeritage and Romantic Consumption in China
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1515/9789048536825
oapen.relation.isPublishedBydd3d1a33-0ac2-4cfe-a101-355ae1bd857a
oapen.relation.isbn9789462985674
oapen.imprintPallas Publications
oapen.series.number4
oapen.pages205
oapen.place.publicationAmsterdam


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