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dc.contributor.authorKwek, Annaen_US
dc.contributor.authorLee, Young-Sooken_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T08:53:55Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T08:53:55Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2011-03-08T06:48:37Z
dc.identifier.issn10941665en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/10941661003629946en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/31113
dc.description.abstractDespite the widespread belief in the significance of Confucianism on the behaviour of Mainland Chinese people, limited empirical studies have been conducted to examine the Chinese cultural and philosophical ideology in a tourism context. As an exploratory attempt, this paper investigates the influence of Confucian values on Mainland Chinese corporate travellers at leisure on the Gold Coast, Australia. Based on participant observations of group package tours, this paper suggests that the notion of harmony dominates and underlines the Chinese tourists' behaviour as tourists. The notion of harmony, further, was intricately related with such themes as respect for authority, relationship building or guanxi and conformity. Heavily influenced by the values of Confucianism, the travellers placed much emphasis on maintaining not only the correct and appropriate behaviour, which included paying due respect to one's superior, but also practising forbearance conforming to the interests of a wider group rather than individual desires. Relationship building appears to be a salient motivation, underlying the behaviour of the tourists. Confirming the suggestions from other disciplinary fields, such as Chinese psychology and social psychology, this paper highlights the need for more research attempts in this area for practical and theoretical advancements in our understanding. Keywords: Confucianism; Chinese corporate leisure travellersen_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisher.placeHong Kongen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom129en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto141en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAsia Pacific Journal of Tourism Researchen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume15en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTourism not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150699en_US
dc.titleChinese Tourists and Confucianismen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Managementen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2010 Routledge. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal link for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2010
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