Isabel Morais

Isabel Morais
University of Saint Joseph (Macao China) · University of Saint Joseph Faculty of Humanities Macau China

PhD in Comparative Literature

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Introduction
Isabel Morais currently works at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Saint Joseph (Macao). She does research in Cultural Studies. Her projects are 'African Female Entrepreneurship in China', Chinese in Mozambique" and "Portuguese Eurasians in Southeast Asia .
Additional affiliations
December 2009 - September 2011
University of Saint Joseph (Macao)
Position
  • Vice Rector for Student Affairs
January 2004 - March 2020
University of Saint Joseph (Macao)
Position
  • Professor Emeritus

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Publications (37)
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Abstract: Although the program of Gilberto Freyre's official visit (1951-1952) to the Portuguese colonies has not included Macao, in his work it is appealing the image of a "Tropical China." According to him, such designation refers to a Brazil, influenced by the East through the interchange of varied people and cultural customs, thus, originating...
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As questões ao relativas ao luso-tropicalismo, enquanto teoria social, têm merecido um retomar de interesse da crítica pós colonial . No entanto, paradoxalmente, hoje em Macau (ou RAEM, acrónimo da Região Administrativa Especial de Macau integrada na República Popular da China [RPC] desde 1999), a lusofonia, com traços do luso-tropicalismo, está a...
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Virgílio de Lemos (1929-2013), poeta de vanguarda, é um dos precursores da modernidade e experimentalismo como criador do “barroco estético” que ele próprio designou como a linguagem poética marcante nas letras moçambicanas no das décadas de 50 e 60 do século XX. Será, ainda, porventura o mais cosmopolita e universal dos poetas de Moçambique, mas s...
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African women from different countries and social classes, from those seeking refugee status to diplomats and peasants’ daughters, have been arriving in increasing numbers on Chinese shores since the 1980s. The amazing stories of some of these “invisible” but dynamic women have been ignored, yet they reveal great diversity and deserve scholarly att...
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Crime fiction in China emerged in the 1890s in translations of Western works, and evolved from the mere imitation of Western crime fiction to becoming an autonomous literary genre. Despite fluctuations in popularity, the genre of Chinese crime fiction, the plots of which are based on true cases, has retained a reasonably constant presence on the li...
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In his most quoted study Imagined Communities , Benedict Anderson argues that the invention of the printing press and the rise of print media contributed to a textual representation of the concept of the nation and nationalism. He states that ‘popular’ print culture was also crucial in its contribution to a global exchange that would have reinforce...
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Henrietta Hall Shuck (1817-1844) is famous for being the fi rst American female missionary in China. Despite her short period of residence in Macao in the early nineteenth century, her multiple experiences in the Portuguese colony are invaluable. Her pronouncements in her journal entries, correspondences and other writings make clear her perception...
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Ann Noble’s Tribulations in the China Seas: A Narrative of Travel, Captivity and Mysticism during the First Opium War (1839-1842) This paper analyses a disregarded phenomenon in the scope of travel literature scholarly by examining the narratives of European women’s travel and captivity and their transcultural impact. In the sixteenth and seventeen...
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Recent scholarly studies and media coverage have primarily focused on China’s increasing presence and sometimes asymmetrical engagement with Africa in tandem with the new trend of Chinese migration to that continent. Yet, the inverse flux of Africans to China and the emergence of African communities in Southern China over the last decades is influe...
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This paper focuses on the19th introduction of the smallpox vaccination through Dr Balmis’ Royal Expedition in Macau. It specifically explores the interlinked themes of unprecedented Iberian medicine encounter involving a colonial network of diverse agents with their strong connections to trade when smallpox epidemics haunted the profitable sea rout...