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Macau : a cultural Janus
AuthorCheng, Christina Miu Bing [Zheng Miaobing 鄭妙冰]
Pub. LocationHong Kong 香港PublisherHong Kong University Press
Date1999Phys. Desc.x, 238 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
LocationAdmin. OfficeCall NumberDS796.M2 C484 1999
Macau : a cultural Janus / Christina Miu Bing Cheng.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-231) and index.

1 Introduction 1 -- 2 An Anomaly in Colonization and Decolonization 9 -- The Age of Discovery 9 -- The Encounter of Two Civilizations 17 -- Problematic Sovereignty and Colonial Ideology 22 -- The Assertion of 'Perpetual Occupation' 26 -- Opium-Trafficking and Slave Trade 30 -- A Poetic Desire for Decolonization 33 -- Anachronistic Decolonization and a 'Pre-Postcolonial' Era 35 -- A Resurgent Symbol: The Bank of China Building 38 -- An Unprecedented Nostalgia 39 -- A Punctum in History 41 -- 3 'City of the Name of God of Macau in China, There is -- None More Loyal' 47 -- The Toponymy of Macau 47 -- The Propagation of Christianity 50 -- The Partition of the World 53 -- Rites Controversy 54 -- Ancestor Worship and Chinese Reactions to Christianity 62 -- Christianity, Gunboats and Cannons 66 -- Autonomization of the Chinese Church 73 -- An Oasis of Catholicism 74 -- 4 The Rendezvous of a Virgin Trio 81 -- Religious Culture in Macau 81 -- The Facade of the Church of the Mother of God 83 -- Ma Zu Ge or the Temple of the Goddess of the Sea 100 -- Guan Yin Tang or the Temple of the Goddess of Mercy 116 -- Two 'Civilizing' Forces 121 -- 5 Colonial Stereotypes, Transgressive Punishment and Cultural -- Anthropophagy 127 -- The 'Twain' Meet 127 -- Western Literary Stereotypes of Macau 129 -- The Evocation of the Child/Mistress Imagery 142 -- The Punishment of the Western Intruder 144 -- Cannibalism, Carnivalism and the Mastication of the Barbarian Other 146 -- The Intrigue of Miscegenation and the Manipulation of -- Chinese Myths 149 -- The Monkey King's Ordeal 152 -- The Ultimate Victor 155 -- Satiric Elements and a Return to the Centre 156 -- A Field of 'Wheat' and 'Weeds' 157 -- 6 Midway Sojourners, Macanese Moments and Stoical Settlers 161 -- The River and the Sea 161 -- City of Threshold and Exile 163 -- Peninsular Affectivity 169 -- A Flaneur's Amor 173 -- A Macanese Dilemma 177 -- A Bohemian's Adventure 180 -- City of Anchorage and Endurance 182 -- A Return from Exile 190 -- Rootlessness and Rootedness 192 -- 7 Conclusion 197.

Subject(s)Macau 澳門--History
East and West
Portugal--Colonies--Asia--History
Macau 澳門--Civilization
Macau 澳門--Civilization--Chinese influence
Macau 澳門--Civilization--Portuguese influence
Macau 澳門--Social life and customs
Macau 澳門--Church history
Rec. TypeBookLanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute [AEC]Rec. #19235
ISBN9622094864 ; 9789622094864LCCN2001323798OCLC42878078