Accepted paper:

ʻLandscapesʼ in Pictures: Visible and Invisible in Minority Tourism of Dai People

Author:

Han Xu (Anthropology Institute)

Paper short abstract:

In contemporary China, visible images, which are taken or made from minority tour, on the one hand, transform memorial and ritual interpretation by means of photos and videos ; on the other hand, all kinds of images not only involve the meanings of tourist gaze but present different deep-seated ideologies of different interest groups; further more, also represent interesting relations between tangible materials and corporeal images. I would like to analysis and interpret them with my case-study of Dai, in Yunnan, China.

Paper long abstract:

In contemporary China, images are playing a vey important role in minority tourism. The two parts integrated together, and even can not be separated from each other. Meanwhile, with the decolonisation and postmodernism, meanings of photos in tour are also getting a great change. Visible images, which are taken or made from minority tour, on the one hand, transform memorial and ritual interpretation by means of photos and videos ; on the other hand, all kinds of images not only involve the meanings of tourist gaze but present different deep-seated ideologies of different interest groups; further more, also represent interesting relations between tangible materials and corporeal images. I would like to analysis and interpret them with my case-study of Dai, in Yunnan, China.

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Living heritage in China today