Min Xu

Min Xu
Yangzhou University · School of Journalism and Communication

Doctor of Philosophy

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Recent years have witnessed an unprecedented rise in face-to-face film promotion events in China. Core members of numerous film production teams have toured over 30 major Chinese cities in order to meet their audiences. Despite their growth and popularity, these small-scale but prevalent and recurring events have rarely been discussed in the contex...
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This study investigates an underexplored area of research: the motivations of food tourists to visit a food museum and its respective restaurants as an emerging food tourism attraction. Using qualitative in-depth interviews with domestic Chinese food tourists at the Hangzhou Cuisine Museum and its restaurants, the findings suggest that their motiva...
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This study investigates the factors influencing food experiences perceived by food tourists in the context of a food museum and its associated restaurant. A qualitative exploratory approach was employed, using Chinese tourists visiting Hangzhou Cuisine Museum in Zhejiang province. This research finds that food tourists look for knowledge accumulati...
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This article discusses the reception of the highly popular documentary television series A Bite of China among potential young domestic travellers. It aims to investigate how this series, and similar food- and culture-themed TV programmes, contributes to regional food-based destination images among the aforementioned class of travellers. The analys...
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Although face-to-face events starring film professionals have become increasingly popular, they have rarely been studied, especially from the perspective of production. Focusing on the phenomenon of Chinese movie roadshows, this study explores the motivations and techniques used to produce popular media events in the Chinese film industry. Based on...
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To investigate the values and social norms underpinning celebrity culture, it is crucial to study everyday uses of celebrity culture. Yet, studies in this area have been limited thus far, especially in non-Western contexts. This exploratory study focuses on the ways how young and middle-aged adults in everyday life in urban China discuss and value...
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Based on 15 semi-structured interviews with recent viewers of the successful documentary A Bite of China, this chapter examines the impacts of the food and culture documentary on previsit perceptions and expectations. The results show that the documentary can change viewers’ perceptions of regional cuisine and has a more prominent impact on first-t...
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Despite its important role in film festival experiences, media encounters, post-screening talks in particular, have only been sporadically discussed so far. This study probes into the meanings attached to media encounters in the Chinese context, by focusing on film festival-goers' motivations and experiences at the 19th Shanghai International Film...
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Induced by the numerous popular films produced at Hengdian World Studios in China, many people move to Hengdian themselves to experience the filming and, where possible, to become part of the production team. Previous studies have examined the behaviour and experiences of tourists at film studios. However, little is known about the practices of tho...

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