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A post-colonial analysis of bilateral tourism flows: The case of Korea and Japan

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by S Kim, Bruce Prideaux
Rapid decolonization began after World War II (1939–1945) and did not conclude until the breakup of the former USSR in 1989. Many studies have labelled tourism as the peace industry. However, there have been limited efforts to analyze post-colonial tourism exchanges between colonizers and the colonized. This study explored the development of post-colonial tourism exchanges between Japan and South Korea in the period 1946–2010. The high level of residual mistrust and diplomatic disputes that affected bilateral flows in the years after Korea's independence from Japan have now been replaced by a very high level of bilateral flows between the two nations, indicating that many of the issues of the past are no longer seen as relevant by contemporary Korean and Japanese tourists. The paper suggests a framework for analysing post-colonial flows. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

History

Volume

14

Issue

6

Start Page

586

End Page

600

Number of Pages

15

eISSN

1522-1970

ISSN

1077-3509

Location

United Kingdom

Publisher

Wiley

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

James Cook University; Sejong Taehak; TBA Research Institute;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

International Journal of Tourism Research