Chapter

Colonialism and Modernity

Jeremy Tambling and Louis Lo

in Walking Macao, Reading the Baroque

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print April 2009 | ISBN: 9789622099371
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207660 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622099371.003.0009
Colonialism and Modernity

Show Summary Details

Preview

This chapter discusses the Western paintings and ruins in Macao. It begins by showing how the European colonisation used the A-Ma Temple. Visitors can find a number of paintings by Western artists, such as the London-born and trained George Chinnery, who painted scenes from four different colonial stanzes. It then moves to a discussion of other Western paintings in Macao, which includes a mention of the “modernity” of the paintings. Finally, the chapter looks at the ruins in Macao, and states that these are not romantic signs of decay, but show that any structure is marked by incompleteness.

Keywords: Western paintings; ruins; Macao; European colonisation; A-Ma Temple; George Chinnery; modernity; colonial

Chapter.  5379 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Hong Kong University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.