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Buddhist Tourism in Asia by Courtney Bruntz

Title Buddhist Tourism in Asia
Author Courtney Bruntz
Publisher University of Hawaii Press
Release 2020-03-31
Category Religion
Total Pages 266
ISBN 0824881184
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This innovative collaborative work—the first to focus on Buddhist tourism—explores how Buddhists, government organizations, business corporations, and individuals in Asia participate in re-imaginings of Buddhism through tourism. Contributors from religious studies, anthropology, and art history examine sacred places and religious monuments as they have been shaped and reshaped by socioeconomic and cultural trends in the region. Following an introduction that offers the first theoretical understanding of tourism from a Buddhist studies’ perspective, early chapters discuss the ways Buddhists and non-Buddhists imagine concepts and places related to the religion. Case studies highlight Buddhist peace in India, Buddhist heavens and hells in Singapore, Thai temple space, and the future Buddha Maitreya in China. Buddhist tourism’s connections to the state, market, and new technologies are explored in chapters on Indian package tours for pilgrims, thematic Buddhist tourism in Cambodia, the technological innovations of Buddhist temples in China, and the promotion of pilgrimage sites in Japan. Contributors then situate the financial concerns of Chinese temples, speed dating in temples in Japan, and the diffuse and pervasive nature of Buddhism for tourism promotion in Ladakh, India. How have tourist routes, groups, sites, and practices associated with Buddhism come to be possible and what are the effects? In what ways do travelers derive meaning from Buddhist places? How do Buddhist sites fortify national, cultural, or religious identities? The comparative research in South, Southeast, and East Asia presented here draws attention to the intertwining of the sacred and the financial and how local and national sites are situated within global networks. Together these findings generate a compelling comparative investigation of Buddhist spaces, identities, and practices.

Title Buddhist Tourism in Asia
Author
Publisher
Release 2020
Category
Total Pages 252
ISBN 9789284421619
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Buddhist Tourism in Asia: Towards Sustainable Development draws attention to various aspects of Buddhist tourism development in Asia and its interlinkages with the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals. The study is built on case studies of Buddhist tourism from 16 countries across Asia. These countries are not only home to large numbers of Buddhists, they also showcase the legacy of Buddhism, with many examples of its tangible and intangible heritage. Each case study looks at significant examples of Buddhist heritage and its use for tourism purposes, paying particular attention to visitation patterns, promotion, destination management, use of technology and the challenges that come with complying with the sustainable development of tourism. The present publication builds on previous studies on religious tourism in Asia and the Pacific undertaken by UNWTO.

Title Buddhist Tourism in Asia
Author
Publisher
Release 2020
Category
Total Pages 252
ISBN 9789284421602
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Buddhist Tourism in Asia: Towards Sustainable Development draws attention to various aspects of Buddhist tourism development in Asia and its interlinkages with the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals. The study is built on case studies of Buddhist tourism from 16 countries across Asia. These countries are not only home to large numbers of Buddhists, they also showcase the legacy of Buddhism, with many examples of its tangible and intangible heritage. Each case study looks at significant examples of Buddhist heritage and its use for tourism purposes, paying particular attention to visitation patterns, promotion, destination management, use of technology and the challenges that come with complying with the sustainable development of tourism. The present publication builds on previous studies on religious tourism in Asia and the Pacific undertaken by UNWTO.

Buddhist Tourism in Asia by Courtney Bruntz

Title Buddhist Tourism in Asia
Author Courtney Bruntz
Publisher University of Hawaii Press
Release 2021-02-28
Category Religion
Total Pages 266
ISBN 0824889851
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This innovative collaborative work—the first to focus on Buddhist tourism—explores how Buddhists, government organizations, business corporations, and individuals in Asia participate in re-imaginings of Buddhism through tourism. Contributors from religious studies, anthropology, and art history examine sacred places and religious monuments as they have been shaped and reshaped by socioeconomic and cultural trends in the region. Following an introduction that offers the first theoretical understanding of tourism from a Buddhist studies’ perspective, early chapters discuss the ways Buddhists and non-Buddhists imagine concepts and places related to the religion. Case studies highlight Buddhist peace in India, Buddhist heavens and hells in Singapore, Thai temple space, and the future Buddha Maitreya in China. Buddhist tourism’s connections to the state, market, and new technologies are explored in chapters on Indian package tours for pilgrims, thematic Buddhist tourism in Cambodia, the technological innovations of Buddhist temples in China, and the promotion of pilgrimage sites in Japan. Contributors then situate the financial concerns of Chinese temples, speed dating in temples in Japan, and the diffuse and pervasive nature of Buddhism for tourism promotion in Ladakh, India. How have tourist routes, groups, sites, and practices associated with Buddhism come to be possible and what are the effects? In what ways do travelers derive meaning from Buddhist places? How do Buddhist sites fortify national, cultural, or religious identities? The comparative research in South, Southeast, and East Asia presented here draws attention to the intertwining of the sacred and the financial and how local and national sites are situated within global networks. Together these findings generate a compelling comparative investigation of Buddhist spaces, identities, and practices.

Buddhist Tourism in Asia by Courtney Bruntz

Title Buddhist Tourism in Asia
Author Courtney Bruntz
Publisher University of Hawaii Press
Release 2020-03-31
Category Religion
Total Pages 312
ISBN 0824882822
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This innovative collaborative work—the first to focus on Buddhist tourism—explores how Buddhists, government organizations, business corporations, and individuals in Asia participate in re-imaginings of Buddhism through tourism. Contributors from religious studies, anthropology, and art history examine sacred places and religious monuments as they have been shaped and reshaped by socioeconomic and cultural trends in the region. Following an introduction that offers the first theoretical understanding of tourism from a Buddhist studies’ perspective, early chapters discuss the ways Buddhists and non-Buddhists imagine concepts and places related to the religion. Case studies highlight Buddhist peace in India, Buddhist heavens and hells in Singapore, Thai temple space, and the future Buddha Maitreya in China. Buddhist tourism’s connections to the state, market, and new technologies are explored in chapters on Indian package tours for pilgrims, thematic Buddhist tourism in Cambodia, the technological innovations of Buddhist temples in China, and the promotion of pilgrimage sites in Japan. Contributors then situate the financial concerns of Chinese temples, speed dating in temples in Japan, and the diffuse and pervasive nature of Buddhism for tourism promotion in Ladakh, India. How have tourist routes, groups, sites, and practices associated with Buddhism come to be possible and what are the effects? In what ways do travelers derive meaning from Buddhist places? How do Buddhist sites fortify national, cultural, or religious identities? The comparative research in South, Southeast, and East Asia presented here draws attention to the intertwining of the sacred and the financial and how local and national sites are situated within global networks. Together these findings generate a compelling comparative investigation of Buddhist spaces, identities, and practices.

Religious Tourism in Asia by Shin Yasuda

Title Religious Tourism in Asia
Author Shin Yasuda
Publisher CABI
Release 2018-11-05
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 186
ISBN 1786392348
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Asia-Pacific region is considered the world's religious core, with the greatest number of pilgrims and travellers to religious events for both international and domestic tourism. It is estimated that there are approximately 600 million national and international religious and spiritual voyages in the world, of which over half take place in Asia. This book focuses on tourism and sacred sites in Asia. Contemporary case studies of religious and pilgrimage activities provide key learning points and present practical examples from this 'hub' of pilgrimage destinations. They explore ancient, sacred and emerging tourist destinations and new forms of pilgrimage, faith systems and quasi-religious activities. It will be of interest to researchers within religious, cultural, heritage and Asian tourism. Key features include: - An Asian perspective on a growing area of tourism. - Case studies from across the continent. - Full-colour images of pilgrimage sites and key destinations bring the topic to life.

Promotion of Buddhist Tourism Circuits in Selected Asian Countries by United Nations. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Title Promotion of Buddhist Tourism Circuits in Selected Asian Countries
Author United Nations. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Publisher United Nations Publications
Release 2003
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 72
ISBN 9789211203868
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Religious Tourism and the Environment
Author Kiran A. Shinde
Publisher CABI
Release 2020-09-30
Category Nature
Total Pages 190
ISBN 178924160X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The remarkable growth in religious tourism across the world has generated considerable interest in the impacts of this type of tourism. Focusing here on environmental issues, this book moves beyond the documentation of environmental impacts to examine in greater depth the intersections between religious tourism and the environment. Beginning with an in-depth introduction that highlights the intersections between religion, tourism, and the environment, the book then focuses on the environment as a resource or generator for religious tourism and as a recipient of the impacts of religious tourism. Chapters included discuss such important areas as theological views, environmental responsibility, and host perspectives.

Theming Asia by Maribeth Erb

Title Theming Asia
Author Maribeth Erb
Publisher Routledge
Release 2018-10-18
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 164
ISBN 1351401416
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Theming Asia: Culture, Nature and Heritage in a Transforming Environment presents a theoretical, thematic and empirical examination of theming, theme parks and themed spaces in contemporary Asia. Drawing on cases from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia and Singapore, it details how the proliferation of theming in places of consumption, education, entertainment and everyday life has shaped the social and spatial terrains of modern-day Asia. This is done largely through the radical transformation of ideas of culture, nature and heritage – a theoretical and empirical area that warrants urgent and dedicated scholarly inquiry. Providing an innovative study of theme parks and themed spaces in contemporary Asia, this publication highlights the critical role of theming in the making, ordering, branding, as well as contestation of cultural, natural and heritage places. The intersections of these processes are foregrounded within the context of Disneyization, the experience economy, imagineered spaces and debates over authenticity and superficiality. A diverse range of case studies, as well as a general theoretical introduction, give much room for revisiting and reimagining issues of culture and nature in a transforming Asia. This book was originally published as a special issue of Tourism Geographies.

Title Thailand s International Meditation Centers
Author Brooke Schedneck
Publisher Routledge
Release 2015-05-15
Category Social Science
Total Pages 198
ISBN 131744938X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book explores contemporary practices within the new institution of international meditation centers in Thailand. It discusses the development of the lay vipassana meditation movement in Thailand and relates Thai Buddhism to contemporary processes of commodification and globalisation. Through an examination of how meditation centers are promoted internationally, the author considers how Thai Buddhism is translated for and embodied within international tourists who participate in meditation retreats in Thailand. Shedding new light on the decontextualization of religious practices, and raising new questions concerning tourism and religion, this book focuses on the nature of cultural exchange, spiritual tourism, and religious choice in modernity. With an aim of reframing questions of religious modernity, each chapter offers a new perspective on the phenomenon of spiritual seeking in Thailand. Offering an analysis of why meditation practices appeal to non-Buddhists, this book contends that religions do not travel as whole entities but instead that partial elements resonate with different cultures, and are appropriated over time.