1st int'l conference on Macaology held in Macao

18:42, April 15, 2010      

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The first International Conference on Macaology was held at the University of Macao (UM) on Thursday, where scholars from various nations and regions gathered to explore the developing discipline in social science.

Being the largest international conference in recent years to discuss the study of Macao culture, the two-day conference was co- organized by the UM, Macao Foundation, Institute of European Studies of Macao, Macao Society of Social Sciences, and Union of Macao Scholars.

Macaology is an international and synthetic discipline based on the abundant historical archives and cultural heritage of Macao, it takes the culture and history of Macao as the object of study, according to a press release from the UM.

The main task of Macaology is to explore the profoundness and uniqueness of "Macao culture" and to examine the forms and characteristics of different cultures as well as the effect resulted from the interaction between these cultures, according to the UM.

The conference has been warmly received in the international academic circle, as more than 80 scholars from the Chinese mainland, Portugal, the United States, Germany, Brazil, Italy, Japan as well as China's Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao regions attended the event.

Source: Xinhua


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