Chin-Ee Ong, Associate Professor

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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 in China.

I have published 16 internationally peer-reviewed journal articles, co-edited a book and 11 book chapters on these focal areas.

I am the co-founder of the Heritage Tourism and Education Special Interest Group in the Association of Leisure and Tourism Education and am the Controversies and Discussions Editor for social science-based Hospitality and Society and am on the advisory board for a reflective and critical boutique journal, Tourism Critiques and the Editorial Review Board of International Journal of Tourism Cities.

ATLAS SIG  Meeting: Heritage Tourism and Education, July 2019
Seminar: Discourses in Asian Tourism, Dec 2019


Relational Geographies and Sustainable Heritage Tourism Development, Dec 2018


The first strand of my latest research is centred on the heritage of tourism spaces in China's Greater Bay Area.

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I am also interested in extending my work on tourism labour and cultural heritage tour guides in Macao to a more regional framework.