Chapter 5: Interpreting Chinese diaspora heritage: a case study
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This chapter features a case study examining how contemporary Chinese diaspora tour guides in Australia interpret and reconstruct the Chinese diaspora heritage of a particular heritage attraction to Chinese visitors. The study adopts a qualitative ethnographic approach, with data collected though in-depth personal interviews and field observations. In an attempt to profile the socio-demographic characteristics of a group of Chinese diaspora tour guides at a heritage attraction, the case study also examines how Chinese visitors participating in group tours attempt to deconstruct the Chinese diaspora heritage with the aid of guided interpretation. The findings inform the planning and delivery of interpretation and suggest avenues for further research on the interpretation of diaspora heritage.

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