The Features of Foreign Cultural Influences in Macao


The Sino-Western Cultural Studies Centre has conducted research to explore the fusion of Chinese and Western cultures in Macao. It has investigated how the fusion exemplified itself in the context of its social impact and its local significance. We have interviewed numbers of local well-known cultural figures, both Macanese and foreigners, such as the Director of the Macao Government Tourist Office Dr. Joao Manuel Costa Antunes, President of the International Institute of Macao, Jorge Alberto Hangedorn Rangel, Architect Carlos Marreiros and Attorney Henrique de Senna Fernandes, among others. We have recorded their opinions, verbatim, on the development of Macao’s culture, and we have summarized the reflection on the Cultural Influences in Macao.

In January, 2006, we have successfully completed our research project and published a book on the series of interviews, entitled “Interviews on Macao’s Unique Culture.