This chapter presents an overview of tourism studies that have been conducted mostly by tourism researchers residing and working in mainland China and research outputs that have been published in Chinese-language journals. The chapter summarizes the fruitful literature on tourism research in China. With the data collected by the authors, four development stages of tourism research in China over the past 40 years are delineated. The chapter also identifies the most studied topical areas in both journal publications and research grants, leading tourism institutions and the most influential tourism researchers in China.
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