Faith in Heritage: Displacement, Development, and Religious Tourism in Contemporary China (Heritage, Tourism & Community #6) (Paperback)
About the Author
Robert Shepherd is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs at the George Washington University in Washington, DC, where he teaches courses on contemporary Chinese culture and society, the anthropology of development, and human rights. His research interests include tourism practices, moral frameworks of marketplace behavior, and the construction of cultural heritage in post-colonial societies. Originally from Buffalo, New York, he has served in the United States Peace Corps in rural Nepal, worked on United Nations Development Program projects in China and Indonesia, and taught in Taiwan. He is the author of When Culture Goes to Market: Space, Place and Identity in an Urban Marketplace (2008) and Partners in Paradise: Tourism Practices, Heritage Policies, and Anthropological Sites (2011).