Macau, an intangible heritage

Brito Correia, Miguel (2005) Macau, an intangible heritage. In: 15th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Monuments and sites in their setting - conserving cultural heritage in changing townscapes and landscapes’, 17 – 21 oct 2005, Xi'an, China. [Conference or Workshop Item]


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Abstract (in English)

Located in southeastern China, some 60km away from Hong-Kong, Macau was a Portuguese administrated territory from 1557 to 1999. For centuries, Macau was the only foreign commercial outpost in China and the gateway to Christian missionaries in far-east Asia. Today the city, including the islands of Taipa and Coloane, constitutes a Special Administrative Region under Chinese sovereignty that retains a unique heritage, both tangible and intangible, of four and a half centuries of cultural coexistance and interchange.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Brito Correia, MiguelUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: historic town; intangible heritage
Subjects: M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 03. World Heritage List
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 13. Historic town centres
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Macao, China
UNESCO WHC Number: 1110
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2005, 15th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2010 12:28
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:14

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