Posts Tagged ‘Diaspora’

The Hongkong Printing Press, Part II

November 18th, 2017 No Comments

Pedro Xavier: A New Generation Emerges.    On the death of his father in May 1909, six months before his twenty-third birthday, Pedro Xavier became president of the Hongkong Printing Press. In the year that followed, while settling the business affairs of the firm, which employed family members and local Chinese, as well as Lisbello Xavier’s estate, Pedro devised a strategy that would lead in a new direction. Not every move met with success. However, important adjustments to the Press’

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A Lesson from History: A Macanese Family in Business

August 25th, 2017 No Comments

(Note: Information for this article was drawn from a longer study that will be published in the future.)       My research often uncovers accounts of 19th century Macanese families that made the transition from Macau to Hong Kong, and a few that had success starting new businesses in the British colony. To do so, they often disregarded a cultural aversion to commerce in Macau.[1] Like old Macau, the same avoidance of business seems to be afflicting leading Macanese

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