Sangkyun Kim, Stijn Reijnders (Eds.)
Film Tourism in Asia
Evolution, Transformation, and Trajectory
Series: Perspectives on Asian Tourism
- Provides an in-depth examination of the breadth and scope of the film tourism phenomenon in Asia
- Offers a counterpoint to existing, predominantly Western-centric, film tourism studies
- Highlights tourism issues associated with the emerging middle class in South East Asia
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.