Dr Hyung Yu Park


Dr Hyung Yu Park
NameDr Hyung Yu Park
Job titleAssociate Professor in Tourism
Research institute
Primary appointmentMarketing, Enterprise & Tourism
Email addressH.Park@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0246-7339
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

I have contributed to establishing heritage tourism as a significant interdisciplinary research area, leading the construction of new knowledge through publishing in top journals and writing a textbook- Heritage Tourism by Routledge (2014), which has been adopted worldwide as a core text for heritage and tourism programmes. My research interest includes heritage tourism, identity and social memory, sustainable heritage tourism, heritage and peacebuilding, heritage and wellbeing, the role of heritage and arts in climate change discussions, urban heritage and critical tourism pedagogy. I focus on the potential of heritage tourism as a driver for reconciliation and resilience through individual meaning-making by the creation of narratives and experiences. My research is published; Annals of Tourism Research- 3 sole-authored papers, Tourism Management, Current Issues in Tourism and Academy of Management Learning & Education.

Teaching

TOU1011 Tourism and Society

TOU3922 Cultural and Heritage Tourism

TOU3925 Festivals and Events Management

TOU2014 Experiential Learning Overseas

TOU3011 Creative Branding in Tourism

TOU3023 Tourism in Cities

TOU4230 International Tourism in the 21st Century

MKT4061 Cities, Regions and Nations Branding

Education and qualifications

PhD

Heritage Tourism and Symbolic Representations of National Identity: An Ethnographic Study of Changdeok Palace

08 Dec 2007
London Metropolitan University
PgCert in Higher Education
25 Feb 2009
Middlesex University
HEA Senior Fellowship through MURS
08 Dec 2020
Middlesex University

Grants

Urban heritage and neighbourhood identity: A case of Ikseondong
Research Facilitation Funding
Middlesex University
Memory making in old cement factory in Munkyung, South Korea

Co-investigator, MIM Institute Income

05 Nov 2018
Munkyung City Council
Everyday Heritage and existential authenticity
17 Apr 2017
Research Facilitation Funding
Middlesex University
Use of digital stories: Enhancing student experiences
04 May 2015
Centre for Learning and Quality Enhancement
Middlesex University
The Pedagogic Challenges of Using Film to Enhance Students Learning in Undergraduate Tourism Programmes

Co-investigator

15 Oct 2012
Higher Education Academy Network for Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism

Projects

  • The Pedagogic Challenges of Using Film to Enhance Students Learning in Undergraduate Tourism Programmes (CI)
  • Use of digital stories: Enhancing student experiences
  • Everyday Heritage and existential authenticity
  • Memory making in old cement factory in Munkyung, South Korea
  • Urban heritage and neighbourhood identity: A case of Ikseondong

Prizes and Awards

External activities

External examiner
External examiner
Uganda
21 Aug 2023
31 Mar 2025

External examiner
External examiner
Goldsmiths, University of London
18 Apr 2022
01 Apr 2026

External examiner
External examiner
UK
07 May 2012
31 Dec 2015

Research outputs

Negotiated encoding and decoding of sensitive heritage

Park, H. and Su, R. 2024. Negotiated encoding and decoding of sensitive heritage. in: Lixinski, L. and Zhu, Y. (ed.) Heritage, Conflict, and Peace-Building London, UK Routledge. pp. 83-100

Heritage for tourism or tourism for heritage?

Park, H. 2019. Heritage for tourism or tourism for heritage? OWHC-AP Experts’ Workshop, 15th World Congress of the OWHC. Krakow, Poland 02 - 05 Jun 2019

Use of digital stories as a tool for experiential learning

Park, H. 2014. Use of digital stories as a tool for experiential learning. 2014 International Conference on Experiential Learning in Hospitality and Tourism. Macau 20 - 23 May 2014

Touring reflexive heritage: sustaining the tradition of the Hung Kings in contemporary Vietnam

Park, H. 2011. Touring reflexive heritage: sustaining the tradition of the Hung Kings in contemporary Vietnam. Ancestor Worship in Contemporary Society, with case studies of Worship of the Hung Kings in Vietnam. Hanoi, Vietnam 11 - 13 Apr 2011

Future for traditional festivals: glocalised cultural practices in global tourism development

Park, H. 2010. Future for traditional festivals: glocalised cultural practices in global tourism development. Safeguarding and Promoting Traditional Festivals in Contemporary Vietnam: The Case of Giong Festival. Hanoi, Vietnam 20 - 23 Apr 2010

Negotiating cultural trauma in tourism

Su, R. and Park, H. 2023. Negotiating cultural trauma in tourism. Current Issues in Tourism. 26 (10), pp. 1652-1668. https://doi.org/10.1080/13683500.2022.2062308

National character and tourism

Park, H. 2022. National character and tourism. in: Jafari, J. and Xiao, H. (ed.) Encyclopaedia of Tourism Cham Springer. pp. 1-2

Critical approaches to tourism, heritage and culture

Park, H. 2022. Critical approaches to tourism, heritage and culture. Tourism Planning and Development. 19 (1), pp. 37-49. https://doi.org/10.1080/21568316.2021.2021473

Films and critical pedagogy in management education: A tourism studies context

Ayikoru, M. and Park, H. 2019. Films and critical pedagogy in management education: A tourism studies context. Academy of Management Learning and Education. 18 (3), pp. 414-432. https://doi.org/10.5465/amle.2015.0134

Tourism as reflexive reconstructions of colonial past

Park, H. 2016. Tourism as reflexive reconstructions of colonial past. Annals of Tourism Research. 58, pp. 114-127. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2016.03.001

A 'reality of return': the case of the Sarawakian-Chinese visiting China

Tie, C., Holden, A. and Park, H. 2015. A 'reality of return': the case of the Sarawakian-Chinese visiting China. Tourism Management. 47, pp. 206-212. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2014.09.021

Heritage tourism

Park, H. 2014. Heritage tourism. Routledge.

An ethnographic study of Changdeok Palace: heritage tourism and symbolic representations of national identity

Park, H. 2010. An ethnographic study of Changdeok Palace: heritage tourism and symbolic representations of national identity. Seoul Jimoondang.

Shared national memory as intangible heritage: re-imagining two Koreas as one nation

Park, H. 2011. Shared national memory as intangible heritage: re-imagining two Koreas as one nation. Annals of Tourism Research. 38 (2), pp. 520-539. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2010.11.013

Heritage tourism: emotional journeys into nationhood.

Park, H. 2010. Heritage tourism: emotional journeys into nationhood. Annals of Tourism Research. 37 (1), pp. 116-135. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2009.08.001

Re-imagining two Koreas as one nation: heritage tourism experiences of Changdeok Palace, South Korea.

Park, H. 2009. Re-imagining two Koreas as one nation: heritage tourism experiences of Changdeok Palace, South Korea. Sharing Cultures 2009. Pico Island, Azores, Portugal 29 May - 01 Jun 2009 pp. 329-340

Heritage, tourism and national identity: an ethnographic study of Changdeok Palace, Korea.

Park, H. 2009. Heritage, tourism and national identity: an ethnographic study of Changdeok Palace, Korea. Korea Journal. 49 (4), pp. 163-186.

A critical analysis of the symbolic significance of heritage tourism.

Park, H. and Stephenson, M. 2007. A critical analysis of the symbolic significance of heritage tourism. International Journal of Excellence in Tourism, Hospitality and Catering. 1 (2).
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