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Dreamworld of casino capitalism : Macao's society, literature, and culture / Janet Ng.

Author/Creator:
Ng, Janet, author.
Publication:
Amherst, New York : Cambria Press, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
xviii, 257 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Subjects:
Macau (China : Special Administrative Region) -- In literature.
China -- Macau.
Chinese literature -- China -- Macau (Special Administrative Region) -- History and criticism.
Literature and society -- China -- Macau (Special Administrative Region) -- History -- 21st century.
Capitalism and literature -- China -- Macau (Special Administrative Region) -- History -- 21st century.
Casinos.
Chinese literature.
Literature.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Summary:
"This is a study of the nature of casino cities through Macao's stories. It examines how the development of the city into a world gambling and entertainment capital affects the daily lives of the city's residents. The literary or filmic narratives of Macao capture how it feels to be citizens of these cities, the emotional responses, and thoughts of those who living within the conditions of these dreamworlds. But importantly, they also reveal the kinds of imagination and creativity of those living there and their strategies of taking hold of the narrative of the city for themselves, against the dominant state discourse"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Dreamworld : Macao and twenty-first-century casino capitalism
Feeling bored in the party capital
The struggle for memories in the city of heritage
The gambler
City of sojourners
Walking the murderous landscape : crime stories
Extraordinary treasures in a city of old things
Tales of contemporary lives.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the John G. Hartman Memorial Library Fund.
Contributor:
John G. Hartman Memorial Library Fund.
ISBN:
9781621964278
1621964272
OCLC:
1053611330
Publisher Number:
99980661411