Between China and Europe: Person, Culture and Emotion in Macao

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Juni 2002



From the mid-1500s to December 1999, Macao was the longest-standing site of economic, religious and political contact between the Chinese and European worlds. Since the foundation of Hong Kong, Macao had depended on a creative use of its marginality. As a rear window on China, Macao provides us with examples of marginality.


Chapter 1: MACAO BAMBOO 1 Periods in the city's history 4 The incidentes - instability and permanence 6 About this book 17
Chapter 2: THE CITY'S PROFILE 21 The historical origins of Macao's ethnic composition 21 People in motion 23 The population of Macao in the transition period 26 Main economic activities 28 Broad lines of cultural differentiation 32 Broad ethnic categories 36 Conclusion 48
Chapter 3: HOLLERING IN BRONZE: MEMORY AND CONFLICT 51 The hoppo and 'Macao's subjection' 54 The Governor's impossible task 60 A new modus vivendi The colonial period A martyr and a hero Mesquita during the Cultural Revolution Some guy on a horse Conclusion
Chapter 4: PARADOXES: GAMBLING AND THE IMPERIAL CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION Gambling monopolies in Macao Popular gambling games The vaeseng lottery The history of the gambling syndicates The examination paradox; Conclusion: the three paradoxes
Chapter 5: EQUIVOCAL COMPATIBILITIES: PERSON, CULTURE AND EMOTION A confrontation of hegemonies A critique of the isomorphic model of social reproduction The court case; Macao's legal system Slavery in Macao The trade in persons in Macao The Chinese concept of person Conclusion
Chapter 6: STONE SILENCES: ORGANIZED AMNESIA A non-existent monument Silences and identities Ambiguous belongings Zhou Enlai' s response A third silence A Christian coda
Chapter 7: NAMES: PERSONAL IDENTITY AND ETHNIC AMBIGUITY Ethnicity and the person Naming systems Interethnic naming Conclusion 156
Chapter 8: CORRELATE ASYMMETRIES: GENDER, CLASS AND ETHNICITY 159 The matrimonial context of production 160 The asymmetry in interethnic sexual relations 165 The matrimonial context of reproduction 168 The caesura of the 1970s: marriage patterns 171 The caesura of the 1970s: domestic environment 174 Conclusion: correlate asymmetries 176
Chapter 9: HABITS OF THE HEART: MODERN WOMEN AND FILIAL PIETY 179 Marriage property transfers 181 Matrimonial insecurity 185 Working women 190 Filial daughters 192 Diverging devolution 195 Conclusion 200
Chapter 10: TRIAD WARS AND THE END OF PORTUGUESE ADMINISTRATION 205 Outlaws of the marsh 208 A synopsis of the Triad Wars 213 The Triad Wars as an incidente 218 Conclusion 220


Joao de Pina-Cabral is Senior Research Fellow and Chairman of the Scientific Board at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon, Portugal.
EAN: 9780826457486
ISBN: 0826457487
Untertitel: 'London School of Economics Mon'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2002
Seitenanzahl: 272 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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