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Macau

The Imaginary City, 1st Edition

By Jonathan Porter

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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

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Imaginary City -- Two Worlds -- Boundaries -- Memories -- Transitions -- Moments -- Images -- Conclusion: Illusions

About the Author

Jonathan Porter is professor of history at the University of New Mexico and the author of All Under Heaven: The Chinese World.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL054000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Asian
SOC053000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies