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Professor Timothy Oakes is a cultural geographer of China, working on issues related to regional cultural development, culture industries, tourism, heritage, regional and place-based identities. His work focuses on the ways culture is used as a resource for development and governance objectives, identity politics and tourism.
He is author or co-author of many articles, chapters and books, including Producing Exemplary Consumers: Tourism and Leisure Culture in China's Nation-building Project, “Looking Out to Look In: The Use of the Periphery in China’s Geopolitical Narratives,” and “Laser Tag and Other Rural Diversions: The Village as China's Urban Playground.”
He is the director of the Center for Asian Studies at CU-Boulder.