Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Macau: The Imaginary City (Paperback)
  • Macau: The Imaginary City (Paperback)
zoom

Macau: The Imaginary City (Paperback)

(author)
£34.99
Paperback 263 Pages / Published: 10/12/1999
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
In this evocative essay on the cultural and social history of a unique and fragile city, Jonathan Porter examines Macau as an enduring but ever-changing threshold between two worlds, the West and China. Founded by the Portuguese in 1557, Macau emerged as a vibrant commercial and cultural hub in the early seventeenth century. The city then gradually evolved, flourishing first as a Eurasian community in the eighteenth century and then as an increasingly Chinese city in the nineteenth century. Poised on the periphery of two worlds, an isolated but global crossroads, Macau's unique cultural and social melange illuminates crucial issues of cross-cultural exchange in world history. Establishing Portugal and China as distinct cultural archetypes, Porter examines the subsequent encounters of East and West in Macau from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. Avoiding a linear chronological approach, Porter instead looks at a series of images from the city's history and culture, including its place in the geographical context of the South China coast; the architecture of Macau, which reflects the memories of its historical passages; the variety of people who crossed the threshold of Macau; and the material culture of everyday life. The paperback edition of this acclaimed book includes a new epilogue by Porter addressing the return of Macau to Chinese control in late 1999.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
ISBN: 9780813337494
Number of pages: 263
Weight: 388 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm

You may also be interested in...

From the Ruins of Empire
Added to basket
The Mongol Empire
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Company Commander
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Tamerlane
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Forgotten Highlander
Added to basket
The Bookseller Of Kabul
Added to basket
History of Japan
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
Samurai
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Art of War
Added to basket
£2.99
Paperback
1421
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Dispatches
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Return of a King
Added to basket
The Opium War
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Afgantsy
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Japan
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Burma Campaign
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.