MRI Forum 62

"Macaulogy: a Polymorphic Approach to
an Historical and Dynamic Phenomenon"


by António de Saldanha

16 May 2011


Summary of the Presentation

The speaker contends that Macaulogy -- Aomen Xue 澳門學 or Macau Studies – should not be a monolithic dissection of an historical past, but a polymorphic approach to an historical and dynamic phenomenon originated by the simple existence of Macau. Thus, besides the development of the concept, this occasion shall be an opportunity to think over the contents and the accumulated substance that allow us all to speak today of Macaulogy.


Profile of the Speaker

António de Saldanha is  Full  Professor   – School of Political and Social Sciences – Lisbon Technical University (ISCSP-UTL). He studied Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Lisbon, where he obtained a Master degree in History of Law, and a PhD in International Relations (International Law area). He is Director of the journal Daxiyangguo -大西洋國. Revista Portuguesa de Estudos Asiáticos and researcher in the Instituto do Oriente (ISCSP-UTL). He is the author of several articles and books on the History of Political Ideas and International Law, Diplomacy, Portuguese Imperial Institutions and Sino-Portuguese relations; two of them received national and international awards.  António de Saldanha is a member of several learned societies and was also President of Instituto Português do Oriente (葡萄牙東方學會, 2002-2005), and Consul-General of Portugal in Macau and Hong Kong for Cultural Affairs (葡萄牙駐香港澳門助理總領事).