China Seminar | 10 November 2005

The New Macau?

Cathryn H. Clayton Cathryn H. Clayton

Macau, influenced by the European West far longer than Hong Kong, reverted to China in December, 1999. What has been happening in these six years as an SAR of China against the backdrop of four hundred and fifty years as a Sino-Latin enclave? It has also been a major source of Chinese migration to Hawaii. Dr. Cathryn Clayton will probe the meaning of Macau’s current status against its rich background for the seminar.

Dr. Cathryn Clayton is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Macau. She received an MA in East Asian Studies from Stanford University in 1992 and a PhD in Anthropology from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 2001. Currently on a leave of absence from the University of Macau, she is lecturing in the Department of Anthropology at UH while completing a book manuscript on the politics of cultural identity in Macau before and after the handover.