Chin-Ee Ong, Associate Professor
I am a tourism and cultural geographer with keen interests in outbound Chinese tourism, theme park development in Asia, dark tourism and carceral geographies of refugee camps in Europe and Asia. I am currently Associate Professor at the School of Tourism Management, Sun Yat-sen University and Visiting Professor, School of Tourism Management, Xinjiang University in China.
I am currently Editor-in-Chief for Tourist Studies (Sage Publications, SSCI) and Coordinator for Asia for the Association of Leisure and Tourism Education (ATLAS). Within ATLAS, I am also the co-founder of the Heritage Tourism and Education Special Interest Group. Beyond Tourist Studies, I am also the Reviews Editor for social science-based Hospitality and Society and am on the Editorial Board for Tourism Geographies, Tourism Culture and Communication, Journal of Heritage Tourism, and Tourism Critiques and the Editorial Review Board of International Journal of Tourism Cities.
ATLAS SIG Meeting: Heritage Tourism and Education, July 2021
CONFERENCE: HERITAGE AND MARKETING-ATLAS HERITAGE TOURISM AND EDUCATION GROUP
STUDENT FORUM: ATLAS SIG HERITAGE TOURISM AND EDUCATION
MY LATEST RESEARCH
The first strand of my latest research is centred on the development of large scale urban and heritage tourism projects in China's Greater Bay Area.
I am also interested in extending my work on tourism in heritage places into issues concerning resident aspirations, entrepreneurship and livelihoods in China's historic towns.