[Seminar] Between mountains and seas: Political ecology of tourism in forests in Southwest China, North Sweden and Japan.
CTR Short Visiting Fellow, Dr. Jundan Jasmine Zhang (Umeå University) will present her research projects on tourism in forests.
*No registration, no registration fee required.
CTR Seminar Series 2019 Vol.2
Between mountains and seas: Political ecology of tourism in forests in Southwest China, North Sweden and Japan.
What do Southwest China, North Sweden and perhaps west coastal Japan have in common, despite their many differences? In this seminar, I present some of the themes that have been reoccurring during my research in various geographical contexts. While examining these themes through a political ecology perspective, I rely on theories and ideas from environmental humanities to open up future discussions that will draw in examples and comparisons in coastal Japan. Through telling stories about people, forests and tourism in Shangri-La, Västerbotten and Sapmi, I explore the ever-emerging possibilities created in the encounters between the seemingly contradictory oppositions, such as conservation/development, tradition/modernity, and host/guest.
Thursday, May 30, 2019
CTR Conference Room 107, Bldg. West 1, Wakayama University
(Sakaedani 930, Wakayama-city)
Jundan (Jasmine) Zhang
（Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Geography, Umeå University, Sweden)
Jundan Jasmine Zhang has a PhD in Tourism from University of Otago, New Zealand. The title of her dissertation is “Political Ecology of Shangri-La: A Study of Environmental Discourse, Tourism Development and Environmental Subjects”. In the past years she has worked within a project funded by Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development (Formas) “Mobilizing the Rural" on ecological entrepreneurship in rural areas of northern Sweden, and currently she is working on a multidisciplinary project “Future Forests” funded by Swedish Government on multi-use of Swedish forests. She has published in journals such as Annals of Tourism Research, Journal of Sustainable Tourism and Tourism Geographies, on subjects ranging from political ecology of tourism, to tourism methodologies. Her main research interest lies in understanding the relationships between human and 'nature' in the context of global tourism. A poststructuralist political ecology approach is generally adopted in her research, where binaries such as nature/culture, rural/urban, West/non-West and modern/traditional are critically examined and discussed.
Center for Tourism Research
Sakaedani 930, Wakayama-city 640-8510, JAPAN
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