PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2010, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (8): 1018-1024.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2010.08.016

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Review on Community Participation in Tourism Development in China

LIU Limei1, LV Jun1,2   

  1. 1. Deparment of Tourism, Inner Mongolia Finance and Economy College, Hohhot 010051, China|
    2. Institute of Geography Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China
  • Received:2010-01-01 Revised:2010-05-01 Online:2010-08-25 Published:2010-08-25


Community participation in tourism development, as an important element and evaluation basis of sustainable tourism development, has become increasingly prominent and gradually formed a strong trend in China. Related research system may know Community participation in tourism going through two stages of initial exploration and rapid development, and has received some results in both study and application, which mainly include impediments to participation, theoretical analysis, construction of pattern on community participation, development mechanisms, attitude of community residents and integration of research, and so on. The above-mentioned choose mostly west of china as the fields of study, qualitative description as the dominant factor. Although the related study has still the traces of theoretical transference and the phenomenon of duplication of research, many researches have already explored deeply into the Chinese special economic, social systems and cultural systems. Among them, there are the exposition on logical relationship between factors of Chinese system and community participation in tourism. Some researches have possessed a certain breadth and depth.

Key words: China, community participation in tourism, review, study of development