Film Tourism in Asia : Evolution, Transformation, and Trajectory
(Perspectives on Asian Tourism)
Kim, Sangkyun (EDT)
Reijnders, Stijn (EDT)
260 p. 25 cm
Including China, Taiwan, India, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Singapore.
This book focuses on film tourism: the phenomenon of people visiting locations from popular film or TV series. It is based on a unique, Asian perspective, encompassing case studies from around the pan-Asian region, including China, Taiwan, India, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Singapore. By focusing emphatically on film tourism in the non-West, this book offers a timely and crucial contribution to a more comprehensive understanding of the relation between film, culture and place, particularly in light of the increased volume of media production and consumption across Asia, and the consequent film tourism destinations that are currently popping up across the Asian continent.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Asia on My Mind: Understanding Film Tourism and its Perspectives in Asia Section I. Representing AsiaChapter 2: Film Tourism in India: An Emergent Product Chapter 3: Imagining Tourism and Mobilities in Modern India Through FilmChapter 4: Technology Adoption in Films: Can it be a Subtle Way to Promote Film Tourism in Bangladesh?Chapter 5: Strategic Marketing in Film Tourism: The Case of Reality TV Programmes in South KoreaChapter 6: Where's that Beach? Visual Media Effects on Greece in the Korean TV Drama Descendants of the SunChapter 7: Film Tourism in China: Trends and Reviews Section II: The Film Tourist ExperienceChapter 8: Mediating Spaces of Tourism in the German Village of South KoreaChapter 9: The Impact of Film on Tourist Experience Transformation: A Longitudinal Autoethnographic Approach to the Case of Bali, IndonesiaChapter 10: Becoming Extras: Beyond Touristic Experiences at China's Hengdian World StudiosChapter 11: Nostalgia and Film Tourism Products and Activities: The Case of Korean Audience of Hong Kong Films Section III: Impacts on Host CommunitiesChapter 12: The Beach Goes Full Circle: The Case of Koh Phi Phi, ThailandChapter 13: Attitudes of Host Communities Towards Film Tourism and Tourists' Impacts on Social DistanceChapter 14: Change in Local Community's Perceptions and Attitudes Towards Film Tourism Impacts: The Case of Eat Pray Love Film Tourism in Bali, Indonesia Section IV: Cross-Cultural PerspectivesChapter 15: Creating Places and Transferring Culture: American Theme Parks in AsiaChapter 16: Impact of Indian Films on Travel Decisions of Non-Resident Indians and Non-IndiansChapter 17. Power of a Drama? A Comparison on Voluntourism Between Chinese and American Film Tourists ConclusionChapter 18. Future Journeys: Setting the Research Agenda for Film Tourism in Asia and Beyond