The Resource Macau, the imaginary city : culture and society, 1557 to the present, Jonathan Porter

Macau, the imaginary city : culture and society, 1557 to the present, Jonathan Porter

Label
Macau, the imaginary city : culture and society, 1557 to the present
Title
Macau, the imaginary city
Title remainder
culture and society, 1557 to the present
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Porter
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 East and West. Establishing Portugal and China as distinct cultural archetypes, Porter then examines the subsequent encounters of East and West in Macau from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. Avoiding the traditional 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; the material culture of everyday life; and the spiritual topography resulting from the encounters of popular religious movements in Macau
Dewey number
951.26
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS796.M2
LC item number
P67 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New perspectives on Asian studies
Label
Macau, the imaginary city : culture and society, 1557 to the present, Jonathan Porter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-232) and index
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Contents
The Imaginary City: Departures -- 1. Two Worlds: Origins: Portugal and China -- 2. Boundaries: On the Periphery -- 3. Memories: The Architecture of History -- 4. Transitions: Crossing the Threshold -- 5. Moments: The Culture of Everyday Life -- 6. Images: Spiritual Topography -- Illusions: Epilogue
Control code
96007544
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 240 p.
Isbn
9780813328362
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96007544 //r972
Other physical details
ill., maps
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.b17606287

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