Profiles of the Macanese Diaspora: The Next Generation

August 17th, 2016 No Comments

The Portuguese translation of this article will appear shortly in the Jornal Tribuna de Macau. Over the last few weeks, I provided new information on the Macanese Diaspora and suggested the potential for collaboration that currently exists with Macau. In this article, I conclude the series by highlighting members of the next generation and their familial ties to the MSAR. In future articles we will focus on the development of different communities, beginning with Hong Kong where the descendants of

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The Macanese Network – Clinton -Trump on Social Media

August 8th, 2016 No Comments

The Portuguese translation appeared on August 4th in the Jornal Tribuna de Macau.  In 2003 one of the first websites dedicated to the Macanese Diaspora was launched in California by a former Hong Kong resident named Horatio Fernando Ozorio. Mr. Ozorio spent the next five years, in his words, “… devoted to the continuity of the Macanese diaspora …” by making his website (A Diaspora Macaense na America) “… a vehicle by which the culture and tradition of the Macanese

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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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