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Dr. Yi-Ping Li 李一平 首席講師

BA Anhui; MA Tianjin Foreign Lang Ins; MA Alberta; PhD Western Ontario
Principal Lecturer 

Office: 1003
Phone: +852 3917-2837


Dr. Li, Yiping is a geographer and tourism researcher. His research and teaching interests range from tourism geographies, leisure culture and perception of time, space and place; to academic issues with regards to China and Asia-Pacific tourism development. Dr. Li has published his research results in top international tourism journals including Annals of Tourism Research, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, Tourism Management, and Tourism Geographies.

Research Interests

Tourism and recreation geography; globalization of consumption and production; China and Asia-Pacific tourism development; leisure and perceptions of time, space and place.

Major Publications

Li, Y. (2011). Seeking the Sacred from the Profane: A Phenomenology of Tourists’ Travel Experiences. Lambert Academic Publishing. ISBN: 978-3-8443-0177-9

Peer-reviewed Journal Papers
Lai, K. and Li, Y. (2012) Image impact of planned special events: Literature review and research agenda. (Accepted for publishing in Event Management. ISSN 1525-9951)

Lai, K. and Li, Y. (2012) Core-periphery structure of destination image: Concept, evidence, and implication. Annals of Tourism Research 39 (3): 1359 – 1379. ISSN: 0160-7383

Li, Y. and Hu, Z. Y. (2011). Communist identity in China: A case study of Red Tourism.International Journal of Arts and Sciences 4: 55 – 73. ISSN: 1944-6934

Li, Y. and Luk, Y. M. (2011). Impacts of the 4th East Asian games on residents’ participation in leisure sports and physical activities – the case of Macau, China. Acta geographica Slovenica 51: 377-390. ISSN: 1581-6613

Li, Y., Hu, Z. Y., and Zhang, C. Z. (2010). Red tourism: Sustaining communist identity in a rapidly changing China. Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change 8: 101 – 119. ISSN: 1476-6825

Zhang Qiu H, Qi, Y., and Li Y. (2009). Understanding the mechanism of zero-commission Chinese outbound package tours: Evidence from case studies.International Journal of ContemporaryHospitality Management. 21: 713-733. ISSN: 0959-6119

Li, Y. and Hu, Z. Y. (2008) Red tourism in China. Journal of China Tourism Research 4: 156-171. ISSN: 1938-8160

Li, Y., Lai, K. and Feng, X. (2007). Problem of ‘guanxi’ for actualizing community tourism: A case study of relationship networking in China. Tourism Geographies 9: 115-138. ISSN: 1470-1340 1461-6688

Lai, K. Li, Y. and Feng, X. (2006). Gap between tourism planning and implementation: A case of China. Tourism Management 27: 1171-1180. ISSN: 0261-5177

Li, Y. and Lo, L. P. (2005). Opportunities and constraints of heritage tourism in Hong Kong's changing cultural landscape. Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research 5: 322-345. ISSN: 1467-3584

Li, Y. and Lo, L. P. (2004). Applicability of “Market Appeal and Robusticity Matrix”: A case of heritage tourism development. Tourism Management 25: 789-800. ISSN: 0261-5177

Li, Y. (2004). Exploring community tourism in China: The case of Nanshan Cultural Tourism Zone. Journal of Sustainable Tourism 12: 175-193. ISSN: 1747-7646 0966-9582

Li, Y. (2003) Development of Nanshan Cultural Tourism Zone in Hainan, China: Achievements made and issues to be resolved. Tourism Geographies 5: 436-445. ISSN: 1470-1340 1461-6688

Li, Y.(2003). Heritage tourism: Contradictions between conservation and change.Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research 4: 247-261. ISSN: 1467-3584

Li, Y. (2002). The impact of tourism in China on local communities. Asian Studies Review 26: 472-486. ISSN: 1467-8403 1035-7823

Li, Y. (2000). Geographical consciousness and tourism experience. Annals of Tourism Research 27: 863-883. ISSN: 0160-7383

Li, Y. (2000). Ethnic tourism: A Canadian experience. Annals of Tourism Research 27:  115-131. Oxfrod: Elsevier Science. ISSN: 0160-7383

Li, Y. (1998). Situated learning, tourism, and the global peace. The Canadian Journal of Peace Research 30: 83-100. ISSN: 0008-4697

Li, Y. and Hinch, T. (1997). Ethnic tourism attractions and their prospect for sustainable development at two sites in China and Canada. Asia-Pacific Journal of Tourism Research2: 5-18. ISSN: 1741-6507 1094-1665

Book review

Li, Y. (2004). Tourism in China. Tourism and Cultural Change 2: 69-71. ISSN: 1476-6825

Edited-book Chapters
Li, Y 2006. Contradictions of modernization in China and the implications for community tourism development. [in print, Tourism Management: New Research, eds., T. V. Liu and F. Columbus, New York: Nova Publishers. ISBN: 1-60021-058-9

Li, Y. 1998. A phenomenology of travel experience. In Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Research, ed. K. S. Chon & C. B. Mok, pp. 208-217). Houston, USA: University of Houston, Conrad N. Hilton College.

Li, Y. & Butler, R.W. 1997. Sustainable tourism and cultural attractions: A comparative experience. In Pacific Rim Tourism, ed.,.M. Oppermann, pp. 106-116. UK: Cab International.

Hinch, T. and Li, Y. 1995. Developing cultural tourism in China: Opportunities and challenges. In Reducing the Barriers to International Tourism, ed., F. Go, W. Theobald & H. Qu, pp. 80-87. Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Editorial Board Membership

Editorial Board Member of Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change – since 2002
Editorial Board Member of Journal of China Tourism Research – since 2003