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Film Tourism in Asia

Evolution, Transformation, and Trajectory

  • Sangkyun Kim
  • Stijn Reijnders

Part of the Perspectives on Asian Tourism book series (PAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Sangkyun Kim, Stijn Reijnders
    Pages 1-18
  3. Histories and Current Developments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Jennifer Laing, Warwick Frost
      Pages 21-32
    3. Joydeep Biswas, Glen Croy
      Pages 33-48
    4. Xiaoyu (Nancy) Zhang, Chris Ryan
      Pages 49-66
  4. The Impact of Film Tourism

  5. The Film Tourist Experience

  6. Transcontinental Film Tourism

About this book


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Sangkyun Kim
    • 1
  • Stijn Reijnders
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Business and LawEdith Cowan UniversityJoondalupAustralia
  2. 2.Erasmus University RotterdamRotterdamThe Netherlands

About the editors

Sangkyun Kim is Associate Professor of Tourism at Edith Cowan University. His research interests stem from five main themes: the close relationships between tourism and popular culture, with particular attention to tourism and (popular) media, film tourism, celebrity cultures, and fan pilgrimage; the relationship between food, identity and tourism; tourist behaviours including experience and emotion; research methods in tourism including; and tourism and community perspective (eg, perceptions, attitudes, empowerment, social capital).

Stijn Reijnders is Professor of Cultural Heritage at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focuses on the intersection of media, culture and tourism. Currently he leads two large, international research projects funded by the Dutch Science Foundation and the European Research Council. He has published many research papers and two monographs entitled Holland op de Helling (2006) – recipient of the national NeSCoR dissertation award – and Places of the Imagination. Media, Tourism, Culture (2011)In addition, Reijnders has co-edited The Ashgate Research Companion to Fan Cultures (2014).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Film Tourism in Asia
  • Book Subtitle Evolution, Transformation, and Trajectory
  • Editors Sangkyun Kim
    Stijn Reijnders
  • Series Title Perspectives on Asian Tourism
  • Series Abbreviated Title Perspectives on Asian Tourism
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-5908-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-5520-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-5909-4
  • Series ISSN 2509-4203
  • Series E-ISSN 2509-4211
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 275
  • Number of Illustrations 6 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Tourism Management
    Asian Cinema and TV
    Asian Culture
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