This study captured evidence of the changes to Qinkou village during the period of its development as an example of eco-tourism in Yunnan province, Southwest China; a process which began in 2001. By examining the original project brief and the resulting changes to the village in 2001, 2006 and 2013 respectively, the paper explores how tradition and culture were deployed with regard to the built environment in Qinkou. It argues that despite remaining a coherent settlement with vibrant traditional practices of a Hani community, conflicts between different interpretations of tradition and modernity are exemplified by the project.
|Number of pages||25|
|Journal||Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Feb 2015|
|Event||International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments Conference 2014: Whose Tradition? - Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, , Malaysia|
Duration: 14 Dec 2014 → 17 Dec 2014
Gao, Y., Pitts, A., & Gao, J. (2015). The role of eco-tourism in sustainable development of Qinkou village, Yunnan, China from 2001-2013. Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review, 268, 1-25. .