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Performing heritage: Rethinking authenticity in global tourism

Zhu, Yujie


This paper explores how the dongba as the ritual practitioner perceives his authenticity during the marriage ceremony in the Naxi Wedding Courtyard in Lijiang, China. Through the dongba's life story, the paper indicates that, the power of his making judgment is not entirely related to the toured objects, socially constructed reality or the existential feeling, but also has to do with what happens in between. The ritual performance, integrated with the external world, gives rise to the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Annals of Tourism Research
DOI: 10.1016/j.annals.2012.04.003


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