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Author Porter, Jonathan.

Title Macau, the imaginary city : culture and society, 1557 to the present / Jonathan Porter.

Published Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1996.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  951.26 PORT    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 240 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Series New perspectives on Asian studies.
New perspectives on Asian studies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-232) and index.
Contents The Imaginary City: Departures -- 1. Two Worlds: Origins: Portugal and China -- 2. Boundaries: On the Periphery -- 3. Memories: The Architecture of History -- 4. Transitions: Crossing the Threshold -- 5. Moments: The Culture of Everyday Life -- 6. Images: Spiritual Topography -- Illusions: Epilogue.
Summary "In this evocative essay on the cultural and social history of a unique and fragile city, Jonathan Porter examines Macau as an enduring but ever-changing threshold between East and West."--BOOK JACKET. "Establishing Portugal and China as distinct cultural archetypes, Porter then examines the subsequent encounters of East and West in Macau from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. Avoiding the traditional linear chronological approach, Porter instead looks at a series of images from the city's history and culture, including its place in the geographical context of the South China coast; the architecture of Macau, which reflects the memories of its historical passages; the variety of people who crossed the threshold of Macau; the material culture of everyday life; and the spiritual topography resulting from the encounters of popular religious movements in Macau."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Macau (China : Special Administrative Region)
Macau (China : Special Administrative Region) -- Civilization.
ISBN 0813328365 (alk. paper)