10 Million Chinese tourists in Taiwan experience Taiwan as a part of China

【Cover story】10 Million Chinese tourists in Taiwan experience Taiwan as a part of China

The Journalist
14 September 2016

[Translated from Chinese] Currently a postdoctoral fellow at Academia Sinica’s Institute of Ethnology and holding a PhD in Geography from the University of Colorado, Ian Rowen has been a tour director in China and has observed China’s tourism strategy towards Hong Kong and Taiwan for ten years. In 2014, he joined 9 Chinese tourists for an 8-day 7-night tour departing from Shanghai for Taiwan. He brought the profound insight of an anthropologist to this tour and later presented his findings at Academia Sinica. His field research brings a deep and interesting angle to understand Chinese group tourism…