Engaging the Macanese

July 25th, 2016 1 Comment

The Portuguese translation was published on July 22 in the Jornal Tribuna de Macau.                 A Case Study of Reconnection and Discovery.       The search for cultural identity, no matter how it is conducted, is usually a personal activity that is likely to be on most people’s “bucket list”. Learning about where your family originated, or who specific members were and how they lived, can include on-line searches of ancestral databases,

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Accessing the Macanese Diaspora

July 11th, 2016 No Comments

Securing Macau’s Cultural Assets        The Portuguese translation from the Jornal Tribuna de Macau was published on July 8.         Readers may recall that earlier (JTM-June 2) we reviewed various elements of Macau’s culture, including language and its origins, religion and its effect on education, as well as culinary traditions, social temperament, families, communities, and institutions. These elements have become representative of Macanese cultural identity, and are recognized cultural assets that should be preserved. Many people tend

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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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