PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2010, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (4): 411-421.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2010.04.004

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Progress and Prospect of the Research on the Ethnics Village Tourism in China over the Past Ten Years

LI Rui1,2, YIN Hongmei3   

  1. 1. School of Tourism &|Economic Development, KaiLi College, Kaili 556000, Guizhou, China;
    2. School of Geographical &|Environmental Science, Guizhou Normal University, Guiyang 550001 China;
    3. School of International Tourism&Culture, Guizhou Normal University, Guiyang 550001, China
  • Received:2009-08-01 Revised:2010-01-01 Online:2010-04-24 Published:2010-04-24


The author surveyed comprehensively the fields of tourism research of China in recent 10 years (1999-2008) and discovered that the research literatures on the ethnics village tourism in China presented a fast growing tendency since 2003, so the ethnics village tourism in China would become one of the important subjects of the tourism research in China. This paper took the Chinese periodical full text database, the Chinese outstanding master's degree paper full text database and the Chinese doctorate paper full text database as the retrievable origins of the literatures, and attempted to combine the method of subjective screening with the analytic method of Pearson Correlation in order to make a research summary scientifically on 12 master & doctorate theses and 81 important papers on the ethnics village tourism in China in the period 1999-2008. The authors analyzed research literatures to discover the following five characteristics: (1) The quantity from the core periodical literatures and CSSCI periodical literatures was small. (2) Most literatures were published in the periodicals of university journals, the ethnics journals, and the economic journals. Others were published in the periodicals of social science, tourism, geography and agriculture. (3) Most literatures were about various research cases, which covered the central-western China’s provinces and autonomous regions such as Hunan, Guizhou, Yunnan, Sichuan and Guangxi, but the research literatures on pure theoretical aspects were limited. (4) The research contents mainly involved in development, community participation, marketability, right of properties, cultures, and other fields. The researches on the development have the largest amount of literatures. (5) In the literature, the amount of researches using qualitative methods is large, and that using quantitative methods is small. Finally, based on the summarized researches of this paper and the long-term studies on the Guizhou ethnics tourism villages, the authors forecasted eight important research trends about the ethnics village tourism in China in order to have the sympathetic responses of the scholars.

Key words: China, ethnics villages, progress, tourism