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SEMINAR: Asian Studies Seminar Series, Seminar 1 2017

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Asian Studies Seminar Series, Seminar 1 2017 : Ecological guardianship and ecotourism in Yubeng Village Other events...
Ecotourism has raised new and unexpected challenges for conservation and environmental preservation in China. This presentation gives an overview of my doctoral research project, which will use a case-study of a Tibetan community in Yubeng Village in north-west Yunnan Province, to understand how they experience ecotourism. Specifically, this study will seek to understand how nature-based ecotourism is having an impact on residentsí behaviour and attitudes towards nature and conservation. The project will research the extent to which local cultural practices are consistent with nature-based tourism and examine how ecotourism has influenced residentsí response to and evaluation of matters such as biodiversity conservation and resource management. In this presentation I aim to introduce the history of ecotourism in China; examine the benefits and limitations of ecotourism; discuss how ecotourism in China contributes to the shaping of ethnic and national identity; evaluate how and if ecotourism promotes ecological stewardship and the what this means for those involved in the provision of ecotourism; provide a brief synopsis of previous studies undertaken in Yubeng village; and finally, explain the methodology and why this project will be significant.
Speaker(s) Ms Rosemarie de Vries
Location Seminar room G.25, Social Sciences North
Contact Laura Dales <laura.dales@uwa.edu.au>
Start Fri, 03 Nov 2017 11:00
End Fri, 03 Nov 2017 12:00
Submitted by Karen Eichorn <karen.eichorn@uwa.edu.au>
Last Updated Mon, 30 Oct 2017 11:15
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