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Chinese Art and Its Encounter with the World

David Clarke

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083060
eISBN:
9789882209794
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083060.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book offers a bridge into the critical understanding of modern Chinese art through its encounter with the world beyond China's borders. It demonstrates Chinese art's interconnections with ... More


Gaming, Governance and Public Policy in Macao

Newman M K Lam and Ian Scott (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083282
eISBN:
9789882209824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083282.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The small city of Macao—formerly a Portuguese colony, now a Special Administrative Region of China—liberalised its gaming industry in 2002. Since then a score of new casinos have been built and ... More


Social Stability and Economic Growth

Ian Scott

in Gaming, Governance and Public Policy in Macao

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083282
eISBN:
9789882209824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083282.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This introductory chapter examines Macao's recent history, paying particular attention to social, political and governance problems in the years before and after Macao's return to China in 1999 and ... More


The Development of the Gaming Industry and Its Impact on Land Use

Penny Wan and Francisco V. Pinheiro

in Gaming, Governance and Public Policy in Macao

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083282
eISBN:
9789882209824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083282.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter describes the history of the gaming industry and the effects of the decision to end the monopoly on gaming in 2002 and to grant concessions to foreign companies to operate in Macao. It ... More


The Impact of Gaming Liberalisation on Public Opinion and Political Culture

Newman M. K. Lam

in Gaming, Governance and Public Policy in Macao

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083282
eISBN:
9789882209824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083282.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the results of a survey on public opinion on the gaming industry in Macao and foreign investment, notes the major problems identified by respondents and asks whether they ... More


Executive-Legislative Relationships and the Development of Public Policy

Eilo Yu Wing Yat

in Gaming, Governance and Public Policy in Macao

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083282
eISBN:
9789882209824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083282.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter analyses the way in which executive-legislative relationships have developed in response to changing political and social circumstances and examines the reasons for the increasing ... More


Challenges and Threats to Traditional Associations

Annie Lee Shuk Ping

in Gaming, Governance and Public Policy in Macao

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083282
eISBN:
9789882209824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083282.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter reflects on the decline of traditional associations, the success of representatives of gaming interests in recent Legislative Assembly elections and the emergence of other new groups in ... More


Civil Service Reform: Building Basic Administrative Capacity

Brian Brewer

in Gaming, Governance and Public Policy in Macao

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083282
eISBN:
9789882209824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083282.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter looks at how Macao's government has viewed the challenges it faces and how it has tried to reform the public service to keep pace with increased demands and the needs of the economy.


Improving Productivity through Efficiency Wages: The Case of the Civil Service

Jeannette Taylor

in Gaming, Governance and Public Policy in Macao

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083282
eISBN:
9789882209824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083282.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter analyses the specific question of whether the Macao government pays efficiency wages to its public servants and how this impacts on productivity.


Labour Regulation in the Liberalised Casino Economy: The Case of the Croupiers

Alex H. Choi and Eva P. W. Hung

in Gaming, Governance and Public Policy in Macao

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083282
eISBN:
9789882209824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083282.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter presents a study of croupiers working in Macao's casinos, and analyses the significance of the government's decision to reserve this employment for local residents.


Illuminating facades: Looking at postcolonial Macau

David Clarke

in Chinese Art and Its Encounter with the World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083060
eISBN:
9789882209794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083060.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

First settled by the Portuguese in 1557, Macau's position at the mouth of China's Pearl River enabled it to play a significant role in the early development of trading and other links between East ... More


Education Governance and Reform: Bringing the State Back In

Joan Y. H. Leung

in Gaming, Governance and Public Policy in Macao

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083282
eISBN:
9789882209824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083282.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter considers the constraints on the government's attempts to introduce a more unified curriculum in Macao's education system and analyses the implications for the economy.


Housing Policy: A Neoliberal Agenda?

james Lee

in Gaming, Governance and Public Policy in Macao

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083282
eISBN:
9789882209824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083282.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines an area of social policy in Macao where the government appears to have retreated, with little evidence of a commitment to the provision of public housing.


Social Welfare Policy: A ‘Flexible’ Strategy?

Chan Kam Wah and James Lee

in Gaming, Governance and Public Policy in Macao

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083282
eISBN:
9789882209824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083282.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter explores the Macao's social welfare approach, which has changed from a previous, more institutionalised form to a system which is considered to be more ‘flexible’ but which relies more ... More


Gaming, Governance and Public Policy: Constraints and Opportunities

Ian Scott and Newman Lason M. K. Lam

in Gaming, Governance and Public Policy in Macao

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083282
eISBN:
9789882209824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083282.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This concluding chapter examines the government's overall strategy in dealing with economic and social problems and examine the constraints and opportunities which will influence whether or not Macao ... More


Abandoned into Prosperity:: Women on the Fringe of Expatriate Society

Helen F. Siu (ed.)

in Merchants' Daughters: Women, Commerce, and Regional Culture in South China

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099692
eISBN:
9789882207189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099692.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines women from the Portuguese colony of Macao who inherited property under the protection of British law. It traces the case of Ng Akew in the mid-nineteenth century, a Dan woman in ... More


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