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Asian Studies Seminar : Cultural Heritage in China: Shaxi, a world heritage designated historic town on the Ancient Tea Horse Road at the cross-roads of development Other events...
In the last few decades, China's rapid economic growth and large-scale development of the tourism industry put enormous pressure on the country’s physical, political, economic, social and cultural environment. This often led to valuable tourism resources being adversely affected at tourist destinations. In particular the pursuit of short-term economic benefits in tourism development raises questions of ethics in terms of fairness of distribution, cultural integrity, alleviation of poverty, and sustainability. While the present political climate regarding cultural heritage protection in China appears encouraging and positive, the reality at the local level seems more complex. This paper is concerned with these issues and examines the implications of recent and potential tourism development on the rich natural and cultural heritage of a small village – once an important stop-over on the Ancient Tea Horse Road - located in a beautiful and remote valley in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains.

Speaker(s) Silvia Schriver
Location Seminar room G.25, Gr. Floor, Social Sciences Nth
Contact Laura Dales <[email protected] >
Start Fri, 10 Aug 2012 14:30
End Fri, 10 Aug 2012 16:00
Submitted by Karen Eichorn <[email protected]>
Last Updated Thu, 09 Aug 2012 05:54
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