FROM A FISHING VILLAGE TO TOURIST DESTINATION Hongjia Village in Northeastern China

Haoxuan Sa, Michael Fabinyi

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    Abstract

    Economic transitions from fishing into coastal tourism are common in many contemporary coastal communities globally, and particularly in the case of China. Drawing on interviews from a village in Liaoning province in Northeastern China, we use a political economy framework to more systematically understand the drivers and outcomes associated with the transition from fishing to tourism. We find that while state policies and market forces have encouraged shifts away from fishing and into tourism, tourism is currently governed largely by informal institutions informed by social relations and culture. Our findings emphasise how economic transitions from fishing to coastal tourism are mediated by these inter-related and shifting relationships between state, society, and markets.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)250-265
    JournalShima
    Volume16
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2022

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