Performing heritage: rethinking authenticity in tourism

  title={Performing heritage: rethinking authenticity in tourism},
  author={Yujie Zhu},
This paper explores how the dongba as the ritual practitioner perceives his authenticity during the marriage ceremony in the Naxi Wedding Courtyard in Lijiang, China. Through the dongba’s life story, the paper indicates that, the power of his making judgment is not entirely related to the toured objects, socially constructed reality or the existential feeling, but also has to do with what happens in between. The ritual performance, integrated with the external world, gives rise to the… CONTINUE READING

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