Asian Studies | Political Science | Tourism and Travel
Political legitimacy-building and tourism studies help to explain how and why China’s governing regime advanced Red Tourism to justify and reinforce its governance and legitimacy. A historical analysis of multilevel Chinese sources shows that the expressivity and value-ladenness that characterize visits to select historical sites permit governing regimes to softly augment their political legitimacy via political identity formation, political meaning framing, and nationalistic mobilization.
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Heritage Tourism on February 8, 2023, available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/1743873X.2023.2174440.
Yan T, Hyman MR. 2023. Softly enhancing political legitimacy via Red Tourism. Journal of Heritage Tourism 18(4): 556-573.
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