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Le tourisme intérieur chinois : approche géographique à partir de provinces du sud-ouest de la Chine.

Abstract : Since the political reforms initiated by Deng Xiaoping in late 1978, China opened to the world and many international tourists visit this country today. Official statistics, however, overstate the form of international tourism: there is indeed a Chinese domestic tourism which is largely underestimated. It is the product of the new entertainment society which develops in the main cities of the country. The social and spatial practices of these many tourists from within are still unknown, both in terms of their forms as their foundations; especially in places frequented by both tourist populations, but most for sites visited only by Chinese. This thesis proposes a pioneering work on the issue of dissimilarity tourism practices observed between domestic tourists and Western tourists, as well as its geographical effects: as a site is oriented to the benefit of one or the other of these populations, the development will not be the same, what interests first as the geography of China in general, the geographical approach of tourism in particular. From the national first, then from two provinces in south-west, this work began an inventory of the Chinese domestic tourism. It then analyzes the practice space in front of Chinese natural and urban spaces, in particular by different generations of tourists. It finally shows that the Chinese domestic tourism is a tool for development in the Southwest, an instrument that was used by the state to produce urban places with still unknown spatial dynamics.
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Benjamin Taunay. Le tourisme intérieur chinois : approche géographique à partir de provinces du sud-ouest de la Chine.. Géographie. Université de La Rochelle, 2009. Français. ⟨tel-00538154⟩



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