CKYC Master’s Tea with Prof. Hao Zhidong – “Macau History & Society in Picutres” 蔡繼有書院院長茶聚 – 與侯志東教授探討 “澳門歷史與社會”

Macau is a special city with an unusual role in politics and history. The University of Macau is a center for studying Macau from many perspectives, including political, economic and social developmental.

Prof. Hao Zhidong is a Professor of Sociology in the University of Macau. One of his many scholarly interest is the study of political environment of Macau. In addition, he also pays a lot of attention to the relationship between among Macau and regions around it- Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

At the invitation of Prof. Pong, the Master of Choi Kai Yau College, Prof. Hao give a talk with title “Macau History and Society in Pictures” in the Master’s Tea series on 20th of October in the evening.

To begin, Prof. Hao briefly introduced the history of Macau in both the Chinese and the Portuguese Colonial Period. Then he goes deeper into the political, economic and as well as the cultural interactions. However, mainly focuses on the economy and the political system to illustrate the situation of today’s Macau. For instance, he points up the fact that Macau had shrived on some shady industries and business in the past, e.g., coolie trade, opium trade and gambling. The Gaming industries in modern Macau is in some sense a continuation of that past asks if this is a long term and healthy way for Macau development. In addition, Prof. Hao discusses the political system, especially the “One Country, Two Systems” in Macau, and questions how this special system in Macau and Hong Kong may affect the political development of mainland China.

More than 50 students and some academic staff of UM gathered at the Fellows’ Salon of CKYC to listen to Prof. Hao. A lively discussion followed the Master’s Tea came to an end in a most cordial manner.

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澳門擁有著不平凡的歷史及政治的地位。澳門大學是一所研究「澳門」的中心,並在多方面對澳門進行分析和探討,例如政治、經濟以及社會發展等等。

澳門大學社會學系的郝志東教授一直致力於澳門政治方面的研究,而且對澳門與周遭城市如中國大陸、香港和台灣方面的關係亦長期表示關注。

郝教授應澳門大學蔡繼有書院龐百騰院長的邀請,於十月二十日晚上為「蔡繼有書院院長茶聚」系列擔任演講嘉賓,並以「澳門歷史與社會」為題,向參加者闡述澳門的過去及發展。

在開始的部分,郝教授先以簡短的篇幅介紹了澳門在中國早期及葡萄牙值民地時期的歷史,然後再一步一步地深入探討中葡之間的政治、經濟及文化的互動。他集中討論澳門的經濟及政治制度從而延伸致澳門現今的狀況。郝教授以澳門過去的商業模式為例,提到澳門以前就已經從事奴隸販賣、賭業及鴉片交易等等「正行」以外的所謂「偏門行業」。從而引伸到對澳門單一倚賴博彩業這種經濟模式是否長遠且健康發展方式進行反思。另外,郝教授更談到澳門的政治制度,也提到「一國兩制」在澳門的情況,並反問到底這種特別的管治方式對中國大陸本身的政治環境是否有所影響。

這次茶聚吸引了超過五十位同學及一些校內的教職員前來蔡繼有書院學人廳參與。最後同學及教職員與郝教授進行生動的交流並在一個歡愉的討論氣氛下結束這次活動。