Archive for November, 2016

A Guide to the 2016 Encontro

November 21st, 2016 No Comments

The Meetings of Macanese Communities in Macau       (The Portuguese translation of this article appeared in the JTM on Nov. 28.) On the eve of the meetings of the Macanese communities in Macau, scheduled for November 26 to December 2, it may be time to provide some guidance on what we should expect. One perspective was recently outlined in an editorial by Carlos Piteira, a researcher from the University of Lisbon.[i] He writes that a question often raised


Early Macanese Enterprise in Hong Kong

November 17th, 2016 No Comments

This is the next article on the Macanese community of Hong Kong. The Portuguese translation was published in the JTM on Nov. 17. Over the Bamboo Ceiling         The social ordering of Hong Kong society had lasting effects on the first generation of Macanese settlers. Into a European population of less than 1,000 in the 1850s, young men were recruited from parochial schools in Macau to jobs in Hong Kong’s government, trading houses, and banks.[1] Colonial directories