First Book on Macau’s 500-Year History with over 1,000 Valuable Four-Color Maps and Pictures
Fully supported by the University of Macau and the Advanced Institute for Contemporary China Studies of Hong Kong Baptist University, Macau through 500 Years, is the first book of iits kind and it provides a detailed history of Macau’s geographical, social, and economic development.
The product of more than three years of dedicated research, this book brings together more than 1,000 maps and pictures of Macau to give a full picture of its entire history including Macau’s Golden Age (1550-1643), its protracted decline (1644-1844), and its role as Guangzhou's Outer Port (1758-1824).
First comprehensive title on Macau’s 500-year history, 4-color, 10x12 hardcopy
Provides a detailed history of Macau’s geographical, social, and economic development following more than three years of dedicated research
Includes more than 1000 valuable maps and pictures of Macau
Supported by the University of Macau and Advanced Institute for Contemporary China Studies of Hong Kong Baptist University
Available in both English and Portuguese versions
The Changing Perspectives of China and the West on Power at Sea
The Golden Century (1550–1643)
Protracted Decline: Opium Trafficking and an Aggressive Imperial Outpost (1644–1844)
Colonization: Expansion and Modernization (1845–1949)
Contemporary Macau, a World-Class Gambling, Tourist and Exposition City (1950–2010)
Key Map for Major Historical Buildings
Guangzhou’s Outer Port: Winter Bivouac and Opium Trafficking (1758-1824)
Opening Four Ports to Foreign Trade (1684-1757)
A Subtype of the Late Medieval City
Macau Viewed as a “Foreigners’ Ward” by China
About the Author
Victor F.S. Sit is the Director of the Advanced Institute for Contemporary China Studies and Chair Professor of Geography at Hong Kong Baptist University. He is the author of Chinese City and Urbanism: Evolution and Development, Chinese Cities: The Growth of the Metropolis Since 1949, Beijing: The Nature And Planning Of A Chinese Capital City, China-India Cooperation Prospects, etc.