Thinking Outside the Box

June 24th, 2016 No Comments

The Portuguese translation of this article was published in the Jornal Tribuna de Macau on June 24, 2016. …   Culture and Economic Renewal in Macau       There must have been a collective “Ah Yaaa !” in Macau recently when the latest figures on gaming revenue were made public. According to an article in the Macau News (2016-05-09), year-on-year gross revenue decreased 16.3 percent through April, marking 22 consecutive months of declines. (1) That figure was even lower

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The Legacy: Cultural Development and Identity in Macau (Conclusion)

June 9th, 2016 No Comments

This article appeared in the Jornal Tribuna de Macau on June 2, 2016 … In the last three articles we looked at Macau’s development as a trading center linking Europe, China and Southeast Asia beginning from the middle of the 16th century. As a result, the colony became more cosmopolitan and culturally diverse, and its importance as a nexus between East and West grew more pronounced due to a military and commercial alliance with England. In this article we will look more closely

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The Lost Chronicles of Macau: Part 3

May 18th, 2016 No Comments

The Origins of Macau’s Overseas Diaspora This article appeared in Portuguese in the May 18, 2016 edition of the Jornal Tribuna de Macau.           The migration of new people into Macau has been an integral part of its history, but information on the origins of mass movements before and after Macau’s founding have been missing from historical accounts. Nevertheless, the parallels to the present are unavoidable. Just as Filipinos, Thais, and immigrants from mainland Chinese arrive

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The Lost Chronicles of Macau – Part 2

April 28th, 2016 No Comments

Early Descriptions of Daily Life          This article was translated and published in the Jornal Tribuna de Macau on April 29, 2016. (Here’s the link to the digital version.)                         Familiar elements of Macau’s culture in the 21st century were evident in the 16th and 17th century descriptions of visitors and residents. For example, the lavishness of the Venetian Macau and the Studio City casinos is in many ways

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