As a survey of Macau's 450 years of history and society, this book offers some fascinating analysis of controversial topics such as sovereignty, democratization, the clash of civilizations, the gaming industry, current social problems, and a Macauan identity. Historical and sociological research findings and literature and the arts are used to illustrate the author's arguments.
Zhidong Hao is professor of sociology at the University of Macau. He is the author and editor of the following books: Civil Society in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan (edited in Chinese); Whither Taiwan and Mainland China: National Identity, the State, and Intellectuals; Xijiao Cun: The Historical Transformation of a Village in Northern China (co-authored in Chinese); Toward Democracy and Harmony: Difficulties in Social Progress in Macao, Taiwan, and Mainland China (in Chinese); National Identity and the Future Cross-Strait Relations (edited in Chinese); A Comparative Study of Rural Governance across the Taiwan Strait (co-edited in Chinese); and Intellectuals at a Crossroads: The Changing Politics of China's Knowledge Workers.Review :
Most social and political histories of Macau have relied almost solely on Portuguese or other Western sources. This book corrects the imbalance in its extensive use of Chinese source material, and is written from a Chinese postcolonial perspective. It is therefore an important contribution to the ongoing story of Macau. (David Brookshaw, University of Bristol)
Description du livre Hong Kong University Press, 2011. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P119888028545