Hyungyu Park

Hyungyu Park
Middlesex University, UK · Department of marketing, branding and tourism

PhD

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Introduction
My main interest of research is heritage tourism, in particular relation to examining the individualised and personal articulations of heritage as opposed to official and hegemonic interpretation of heritage during tourism experiences. Critical focus is placed on unravelling the intricate and discursive relationship between heritage, memory and identity. I am also interested in the sustainable development of heritage tourism in developing countries. I am currently working on the project which examines the interrelationships between neighbourhood identities, heritage and gentrification in urban contexts.

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This paper elucidates upon ways in which my critical perspectives on tourism, heritage and culture have been shaped and underpinned by David’s academic contributions and mentorship. His own challenges on existing norms and values throughout his academic career have unmistakably influenced me to approach tourism and heritage as an area of critical e...
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This book aims to contribute to diversifying and enriching the critical understanding of dialectic and discursive relationships between people and places within the context of heritage tourism. While focusing on analysing key academic concepts and debates including authenticity, commodification and globalisation, this book discusses such topical an...
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This paper examines ways in which tourism can create a safe area where political contestations can be expressed and communicated. Utilising a longer-term ethnographic research, this paper unravels ways in which local tourists reflexively reconstruct colonial past, within the context of two royal palaces in South Korea. Individual narratives highlig...
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Using an interpretive ethnographic framework, this paper focuses on how travel to the homeland informs the identity of the Sarawakian-Chinese, a diaspora that contains a composite of subcultures. The data collection is based upon 35 semi-structured interviews and participant observation of a Sarawakian-Chinese tour group to China. Whilst emotional...
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This paper suggests that shared national memory, as intangible heritage of tangible heritage, is of crucial significance in encouraging South Korean nationals to reaffirm their ethnic and cultural affinities with North Korea during heritage tourism experiences in Changdeok Palace. Importantly, heritage can be a safe and neutral ground for mediating...
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This paper is primarily concerned with discussing ways in which heritage tourism experience acts as a symbolic mechanism through which national belonging can be reconstructed and communicated. The discussions appropriately explore the view of heritage as cultural production and its fundamental role in maintaining national solidarity. Substantial fo...
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The heritage settings potentially play a significant role as a specific social space within which individuals are able to conceive, define, and reconstruct elements of national consciousness. This study involves an ethnographic-based examination of ways in which elements of the past are utilized to redefine and reaffirm national (cultural) identity...
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Ways in which social memories of the nation's past are evoked, conceptualised and communicated within the domestic heritage tourism industy are critically highlighted in this conceptual enquiry. The work assesses and illustrates how cultural production of heritage is fundamental in expressing and promoting a nation's existence.

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