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The Inspiration of the Fusion of Chinese and Western Cultures for the Development of Macau City

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DOI: 10.23977/jsoce.2023.051121 | Downloads: 40 | Views: 427


Yutong Chen 1, Yiping Ma 1


1 City University of Macau, Macau, China

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Yutong Chen


Macau has a unique geographical location, adjacent to Zhuhai in the west and connected to Guangzhou in the east, and it is an open city along the southeast coast of China and an international financial center. Its unique cultural heritage enhances the soft power of the city. In ancient China, the architectural style of Macau was deeply influenced by traditional Chinese culture and ancient architectural styles, such as ancient temples and courtyards. During the European colonial period, Macau became an important trading center, and the architectural style of Europe inevitably influenced the urban landscape of Macau. When local culture collided with Western culture, it added exotic charm and diversity to Macau. The exchange and collision of local culture and Western culture have added exotic charm and diversity to Macau. The analysis of the architectural styles and background of different periods, as well as the cultural and folk customs of Macau, has had a profound impact on the city's development. This article summarizes and explores the integration of Chinese and Western cultures and the series of implications it has brought to the development of Macau.


Macao, Chinese and Western Culture, Urban Architecture, Humanities


Yutong Chen, Yiping Ma, The Inspiration of the Fusion of Chinese and Western Cultures for the Development of Macau City. Journal of Sociology and Ethnology (2023) Vol. 5: 162-166. DOI:


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