"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.
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.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the John G. Hartman Memorial Library Fund.