The Mandarin’s House is one of Macao’s most treasured heritage sites. While the building itself is a top attraction for visitors, its greatest impact came from one of its original residents, the businessman and author Zheng Guanying.
From doctor to revolutionary, Sun Yat-sen came into his own in Macao where today the city honours him with a park, statues, a memorial house and more.
On 24 June 1622 – 401 years ago – the Dutch were defeated after fierce naval attacks and deadly land clashes in Macao. Historian Ivo Carneiro de Sousa recalls the Dutch East India Company’s attempt to conquer Macao and the revisionism that occurred in its wake.
From boiled peanut vendor to casino mogul, Fu Tak-Iam rose from nothing to become one of Macao’s most important people. Today, however, little remains of his legacy.
The author of Ancestor Portraits in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, scholar and painter Ung Vai Meng is the go-to expert on Chinese ancestral portraiture. As he has discovered through 20 years of research, the often-overlooked genre is full of surprises.
Catholic missionary St Francis Xavier is often credited for introducing and spreading Catholicism in Asia. Here’s how his right shoulder blade, a treasured relic, made its way to the St Joseph’s Seminary and Church in Macao.
In a tale that moves full circle across the centuries, a passionate young Christian set out a path that has since been followed by millions of the faithful.
The legacy of this dedicated 19th-century Christian – who made it his personal mission to save the souls of the largest country on earth – lives on even today.