Macau by Jonathan Porter
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Macau
By Jonathan Porter

Macau

The Imaginary City

By (author) See other recent books by Jonathan Porter
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $69.99
Your Price: $62.99 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $7.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $3.15 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 7-10 days



Macau by Jonathan Porter

Book Description

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.

Buy Macau book by Jonathan Porter from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780813337494
ISBN-10: 0813337496
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 19-Nov-1999
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...


Books By Author Jonathan Porter

Images in the Heavens, Patterns on the Earth by Jonathan Porter Images in the Heavens, Patterns on the Earth, Hardback (August 2004)

The ancient Chinese wisdom of emperor Fu Hsi's I Ching or The Book of Changes has served as a guide to human behaviour for millennia.

» View all books by Jonathan Porter

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Macau book by Jonathan Porter and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Jonathan Porter

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

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Jonathan Porter close
Images in the Heavens, Patterns on the Earth by Jonathan Porter
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close