In search of the Chinese people: cross-cultural vignettes

Pearce, Philip (2008) In search of the Chinese people: cross-cultural vignettes. In: Song, Haiyan, and Chon, Kaye, (eds.) Experiencing China: Travel Stories by Tourism Experts. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, pp. 215-235.

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[Extract] This chapter provides a set of reflections on visiting western China. This part of China has some physically and culturally stunning locations and is relatively unexplored by international tourists. My travel reflections focus especially on actual incidents with strangers and colleagues. The dominant academic theme underlying these incidents is the variety and complexity of cross cultural contact. The incidents speak to the achievements and the mystery of understanding others as well as oneself. The events have their managerial and personal implications and ultimately reveal the benefits of travel and tourism.

Item ID: 37258
Item Type: Book Chapter (Non-Research)
ISBN: 978-962-367-607-6
Keywords: culture shock, China and tourist interaction
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2017 01:42
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150606 Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900302 Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism @ 100%
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