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A new book on Film Tourism in Asia

Tuesday, 13 February 2018


Associate Professor Sean Kim from the School of Business and Law at ECU, together with Professor Stijn Reijnders from Erasmus University Rotterdam, have recently edited and published a book entitled ‘Film Tourism in Asia: Evolution, Transformation and Trajectory’. The book is published by Springer.

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.

Dr Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore, Editor-in-Chief of Tourism Management Perspectives, announced the publication of the book on TRINET, which is the the biggest and most vibrant online community for the field of tourism and hospitality.  She says that the book provides an in-depth examination of the breadth and scope of the film tourism phenomenon in Asia and offers a counterpoint to existing, predominantly Western-centric, film tourism studies.


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