City Image Analysis of Food in Guangzhou – Taking Yamaha Fish Stall as an Example


Food in Guangzhou
City image
Yamaha Fish Stall




In the representation system of city image, food has become a huge influence in the process of city image construction. In the construction of “food as the sky” as the city image of Guangzhou, it includes three forms: prototype image, conceptual image, and symbol image. There are several differences in the three forms, and the myth of “eating in Guangzhou” is constructed in the specific visual practice.


Chen Y, 2009, Concept Analysis and Theoretical Framework. The Press, 2009(05): 103-104, 118.

Han Y, Liu Z, Pei X, 2021, The Construction of Urban Myth with Public Participation – Takes the Image Construction of Changsha in Xiaohongshu UGC Short Video as an Example. New Media Research, 7(19): 10-19.

Tan H, 2019, Cultural Imagination – Takes Macao City Image Construction as an Example. Young Reporter, 2019(35): 97-98.

Liu T, 2018, Imagery Theory: Image and Visual Speech Analysis. Journalism University, 2018(04): 1-9, 149.

Tao S, 2008, Fish Culture, Southeast University Press, Nanjing.

Marx KH, 1979, The 1844 Manuscript of Economic Philosophy, People’s Press House, Beijing.

Zhou X, (eds) 2013, The Visual Culture Reader, Nanjing University Press.