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Macao - The Formation of a Global City
     

Macao - The Formation of a Global City

by C.X. George Wei
 

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Macao, the former Portuguese colony in southeast China, has a long and very interesting history of cultural interaction between China and the West. Held by the Portuguese from the 1550s until its return to China in 1999, Macao was up to the emergence of Hong Kong in the later nineteenth century the principal point of entry into China for all Westerners - Dutch,

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Macao, the former Portuguese colony in southeast China, has a long and very interesting history of cultural interaction between China and the West. Held by the Portuguese from the 1550s until its return to China in 1999, Macao was up to the emergence of Hong Kong in the later nineteenth century the principal point of entry into China for all Westerners - Dutch, British and others, as well as Portuguese. The relatively relaxed nature of Portuguese colonial rule, intermarriage, the mixing of Chinese and Western cultures, and the fact that Macao served as a safe haven for many Chinese reformers at odds with the Chinese authorities, including Sun Yat-sen, all combined to make Macao a very different and special place. This book explores how Macao was formed over the centuries. It puts forward substantial new research findings and new thinking, and covers a wide range of issues. It is a companion volume to Macao - Cultural Interaction and Literary Representations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781135120061
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/07/2013
Series:
Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

C.X. George Wei is Professor in the Department of History at the University of Macau, China.

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