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Title澳門城市文化名片圖文冊 : 從《名錄》中尋找本土文化底蘊

 

Author: 圖片陳顯耀提供

 

Publisher澳門社會科學會 ; 澳門城市大學, 2018.

 

Introduction

「澳門十大城市文化名片」評選活動由澳門社會科學學會及澳門城市大學於近年舉辦,得到澳門及各地市民和粵澳專家參與和支持,從列入《世界遺產名錄》、《澳門文物名錄》、《非物質文化遺產名錄》、《世界記憶名錄》及《國家珍貴古籍名錄》(文獻遺產)的一百多個文化項目中,評選出十項: 大三巴牌坊(聖保祿教堂遺址)及耶穌會紀念廣場、大炮台(聖保祿炮台)、東望洋山及炮台(包括聖母雪地殿教堂及燈塔)、政府總部(總督府)、魚行醉龍節、郵政局大樓、媽閣廟與前地、嘉模前地/海邊馬路/嘉模聖母堂/市政花園、鄭家大屋(鄭觀應故居)、議事亭及前地。而該《圖文冊》涵蓋了十大文化名片及所有候選項目,精選了由本澳著名攝影師陳顯耀拍攝的照片及簡介,冀宣傳推廣澳門的歷史文化魅力,尤其在「粵港澳大灣區」深化合作理念的發展契機中,發揮澳門的文化軟實力,以加強大灣區的文化交流和共融。(Source)

 

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Title: Macao's College and Church of St. Joseph : splendour of the Baroque in China

 

Author:  Cesar Guillen-Nuñez

 

Publisher: Macau : Instituto Cultural da R.A.E., 2017.

 

Introduction

The book has been in preparation for many years and is finally published by the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macau S.A.R., in collaboration with the MRI, after detailed research of new sources by the author. Its main topic, the Jesuit College and Church of St. Joseph--today better known as the Seminary of St. Joseph--is arguably the most important 18th century building of the early Society of Jesus in China and certainly the most important in Macau. The Church of St. Joseph is one of four major churches built by the Jesuits in Qing Dynasty China during what came to be known as the Age of Enlightenment. These structures were designed and built when the Baroque style in art and architecture was in its last phase. Nevertheless, it continued to flourish with particular strength in Spanish and Portuguese Latin America. As the College and Church of St Joseph show, the same is true of Macao. The book is divided into two main parts. The first offers a historical perspective that looks at the Enlightenment and at the influence on French and other intellectuals, such as Leibniz, by the Jesuits of the China mission. The second and main part deals with the iconography of St. Joseph, as well as the architecture of the building and studies not only its plans but also its interior decoration and religious art. The great relevance of the historical section of the first part is only too evident when the havoc caused by the 1750s Great Lisbon Earthquake is compared to the fierce typhoons, hurricanes and earthquakes that have ripped through Macau, the U.S.A. and Mexico in recent weeks. It was the indirect cause of the expulsion of the Jesuits from Macau and of the bitter philosophical debates among theists, deists and atheists that started soon after the Great Lisbon Earthquake and which have continued with equal intensity up to our own days.(Source)

 

 

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Title: Macau : history and society

 

AuthorHao, Zhidong

 

Publisher: Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, c2011.

 

Introduction

Macau History and Society illuminates the early Portuguese maritime exploration along China's south coast, political and economic development in Macau, and current social problems. The book makes significant contributions to a political sociology of Macau, emphasizing how different civilizations and cultures interacted with one another, and explores how a new Macau identity can be constructed. Democratization has been a never-ending process in Macau since the 1500's. Macau's experience indicates that sovereignty has been shared rather than exclusive. Although civilizations and cultures do clash, they also cooperate. But the Macau model is deeply flawed - Hao contends that Macau needs to build a new multicultural identity, and a cosmopolitan political and economic identity. (Summary from Book Jacket)

 

 

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Title: Explore Macau : a walking guide and history

 

Author: Crowell, Todd

 

Publisher: Hong Kong : Blacksmith Books, c2011.

 

Introduction:

The 450-year-old city of Macau - the former Portuguese colony returned to China in 1999 - is made for walking. Only seven miles square, one can easily walk from the Border Gate to the A-Ma Temple in a day. This guide describes nine walks around peninsular Macau and its outlying islands, sufficient to explore and understand this fascinating city and its unique blend of European and Asian architecture, cuisine and culture.(Source)
 

  

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Title: 澳門的走法

 

Author: 羅文輝

 

Publisher: 宏碩文化, 2012.

 

Introduction:

以當地人的角度帶領讀者深入的了解澳門。

依景點分佈的區域來劃分世界遺產、美食及景點,並以一日腳程做規劃,讓讀者可以走訪澳門必逛的景點,而且在每個章節介紹後面,以特企的方式來介紹這區的故事、以及一些不可錯過的體驗或特殊景點,讓讀者能更認識澳門這個東方拉斯維加斯。

適度簡介澳門歷史、人文背景,不僅是旅遊導覽,亦延伸閱讀澳門這個城市。

★本書特色:

把澳門景點的集中性分成三大區塊:世界遺產集中心(議事亭前地、媽閣廟周邊、白鴿巢前地、東望洋山周邊)、醉享不夜城(新口岸周邊、路?城、南西灣周邊)、原始葡韻味(望廈山周邊、?仔及路環島);每個大區塊再以一日散步路線串連在一起,如此可以把整個澳門重要的景點都可以參觀到,而且路線走起來也比較順。

以『說故事』的手法把澳門的歷史與傳說穿插在走訪景點之間,同時也把自己的感覺不分好壞寫在裡頭。(Source)

 

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Title澳門盛事之旅

 

Author: 姚敏如編著

 

Publisher: 培生教育出版南亞洲有限公司 ; 澳門旅遊學院, 2011.

 

Introduction

澳門每年的節慶及盛事共有二十多項,單是盛事便平均每月最少有一項, 為每年以千萬計的訪澳旅客帶來更多的旅遊活動,也對澳門旅遊收益貢獻良多。雖然許多有關澳門旅遊的書刊、雜誌都有介紹每年在澳門舉辦的盛事活動,但內容一般都較簡短,對盛事的歷史及發展更是鮮有提及。本書就澳門的各項體育及文化藝術盛事作出較集中及詳細的介紹,務求讓遊客及有興趣的讀者可以對各項盛事有更全面的了解,例如其發展情況及對澳門臉遊業的貢獻等。此外,藉著認識這些盛事,也可對現今澳門居民的精神生活及生活文化有所了解。 (書中前言 (p. IX))


 

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Title: 澳門美食之旅

 

Author: 黃婉妍, 周聖來編著

  

Publisher: 培生教育出版南亞洲有限公司 ; 澳門旅遊學院, 2011.

 

Introduction:

作為一部闡述澳門飲食文化的書冊﹒ 免卻不了提及小城開埠的歷史背景與當時人文社會的組成結構,因為這正是蘊釀並造就今日澳門飲食文化的源頭。因此,本書不單介紹組成澳門主流飲食文化的結構、起源及禮節,更以各式佳錯美食為主線, 帶出其發源典故及獨特的古方製法。(書中前言 (p. IX))

 

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Title澳門教堂之旅

 

Author: 吳宗岳編著

 

Publisher: 培生教育出版南亞洲有限公司 ; 澳門旅遊學院, 2010.

 

Introduction:  

This book is part of the Macau Cultural Tourism Series compiled by the Institute For Tourism Studies Macau (IFT). Macau is no stranger to intercultural exchange, with over 400 years of history from the early settlement of the Portuguese and when the Catholic Church began to build churches in Macau. Inscribed as one of the cultural sites on UNESCO s World Heritage List in 2005, the Historic Center of Macau offers a unique and attractive tourism experience with its numerous Catholic churches. Through this book, the author hopes to increase the understanding of Macau s cultural heritage in both Macau s residents and visitors. The book is lavishly illustrated with several photographs to introduce the history, layout and decor, icons and interesting stories behind 16 churches across six parishes in Macau. The author is an educator with many years of teaching experience and understanding in Macau s cultural heritage. (Source)

 

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Title: 澳門廟宇之旅

 

Author: 岑偉聰編著

 

Publisher: 培生教育出版南亞洲有限公司 ; 澳門旅遊學院, 2011.

 

Introduction:

This book is part of the Macao Cultural Tourism Series that is published in conjunction with Pearson by the Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT), Macao. Macao is a city which China has kept open to foreign countries for a long time. Many years ago, it was a very important hub of the maritime Silk Road. With such a historical background, Macao has developed into an area where there is a diverse mix of people and culture. Despite the strong growth and influence of Western culture in Macao over the past 400 years, the Chinese people in Macao have managed to preserve over 40 traditional temples, a rarity indeed. The rich cultural landscape of Macao s temples are cherished by not only the Macanese, but all Chinese people as well. Since the Historic Center of Macao was added to UNESCO s World Heritage List in 2005, the exclusive cultural landscape of Macao s traditional temples have started to attract more public attention. Other books introducing Macao s temples were lacking in detail and often fragmented in content. For that reason, this book was published to present the abundant cultural landscape of the temples of Macao to Macao s residents and visitors, and it also aims to increase people s understanding of multicultural Macao.(Source)

 

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Title路見歷史 : 澳門文化主題導賞

 

Author: 旅遊學院文化導遊畢業生

 

Publisher: 文聲出版社 ; 旅遊學院旅業及酒店業學校, 2017.

 

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2005年,“澳門歷史城區”被列入世界遺產名錄,同年旅遊學院隨即開辦了澳門文化導遊課程,以深化本地導遊對文化遺產的認識,培養專業的文化導遊。這本書就是由該課程過往多屆畢業生的課程報告集結而成的,其中收錄了八篇優秀作品,分別以不同主題設計出不同的文化導賞路線,讓讀者可以沿線品讀澳門。(Source)