Official Title: Associate Professor

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities

Email: isabel.morais@usj.edu.mo


Short Bio

 

List of Most Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications, Conference Papers, Research Projects & Grants/Awards

 

BOOKS (CO-AUTHOR) 

Morais, Isabel e M. do Vale (1990) , Continuar a Falar Português (Handbook), Macau: Centro de Difusão da Língua Portuguesa, Direcção dos Serviços de Educação. (hand   

Morais, Isabel e M. do Vale (1990), Continuar a Falar Português (Workbook), Macau: Centro de Difusão da Língua Portuguesa, Direcção dos Serviços de Educação. 

 

SINGLE-AUTHORED CHAPTERS IN COLLECTIVE WORKS

 

Morais, Isabel (2016), “The Post-colonial Imaginary & Politics of Representation in the Macao SAR: the Teatrau (Theatre showcase from Portuguese-speaking countries) & the (Re) emergence of 'Lusofonia' under Chinese stars, in African Theatre 15 China, India & the Eastern World (eds.  J. Gibbs, F. Osofisan &  J. Currey), UK: Boydell  & Brewer, Ltd. Woodbrige.    Publication link: https://boydellandbrewer.com/african-theatre-15-china-india-amp-the-eastern-world-hb.html

Morais, Isabel (2013) “Darwinism, Freemasonry and Print Culture: The Construction of Identity of the Macanese Colonial Elites in the Late Nineteenth Century, in C.X. George Wei (Ed.  Macao - The Formation of a Global City (Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia) Hardcover Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia, 53-72.

Morais, Isabel (2012) “ Henrietta Hall Shuck: Engendering Faith, Education and Culture in Nineteenth-century Macau”, in  Paul Van Dick (org.),  Americans, Macau and China 1784-1950: Historical Relations, Interactions and Connections.Hong Kong University Press,  105-126.Publication link: https://books.google.com/books?isbn=9888083929.

Morais, Isabel, (2012) “ Jan Jacob Slauerhoff’s The Forbidden Realm: in Camoes ‘s Footsteps from Lisbon to Macau”, in Jonathan White (org.) The City and the Ocean:  Journeys, Memory, Imagination, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 139-194.Publication link: http://www.cambridgescholars.com/the-city-and-the-ocean-14

Morais, Isabel (2011), "Binding Ties of Miscegenation and Identity: the Narratives of Henrique Senna Fernandes ( Macau) and Rex Shelley ( Singapore), in Laura Jarnagin (Ed.) Portuguese and Luso-Asian Legacies in Southeast Asia, 1511-2011 Vol. 1: The Making of the Luso-Asian World: Intricacies of EngagementInstitute of South East Asian Studies, Singapore. Publication link:http://bookshop.iseas.edu.sg/ISEAS/Book.jsp?cSeriesCode=PIC208&cCategoryType=WhatsNew

Morais, Isabel, (2011), “ Francisca Diniz”,  in  Tiffany K. Wayne, Feminist Writings from Ancient Times to the Modern World, A Global Sourcebook and History, Santa In d (Barbara, CA: Greenwood/ABC-CLIO.Publication link:http://www.abc-clio.com/product.aspx?id=2147508714

Morais, Isabel, (2011) “ Ruy Guerra”, in Henry Louis Gates and Emmanuel K. Akyeampong (eds), Dictionary of African Biography, Edited by  Oxford University Press.

Morais, Isabel, (2010), “ Little Black” Rose at the 1934 Exposicao Colonial Portuguesa,  in  T.J. Boisseau and A.M. Markwyn (eds.),  Gendering the Fairs: Histories of Women and Gender atFairs, University of Illinois Press. Publication link:http://www.amazon.com/Gendering-Fair-Histories-Gender-Worlds/dp/0252077490.

Morais, Isabel (2010), “The Inquisition in Goa and Macao in the 16th Century; The Untold Story of Leonor da Fonseca, A Macanese New Christian (1593-1595), in 郝雨凡澳门学引论, Social Sciences Academic Press China, 342-363.

Morais, Isabel,  (2009), “ Law on Race and Slavery, Brazil, 1824 -1888” in Stewart R. King, Encyclopedia of Free People of Color in the AmericasThe African-American Heritage of Freedom (Vol. 2, Set 2009).Publication link:http://www.amazon.com/Encyclopedia-Blacks-People-Color-Americas/dp/0816072124

 Morais, Isabel,(2009)  “ João dos Santos Albasini, Mozambique”  in Immanuel Ness (ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest, 1500-Present, Brooklyn College, City University of New York and Blackwell Publishing. Publication link:http://www.revolutionprotestencyclopedia.com/public/

Morais, Isabel (2004) "Images of Law in Chinese crime Fiction" in Culture, Law and Order, Chinese Western Traditions, Macau Ricci Institute, 251-277.

ARTICLES IN REFEREED JOURNALS

 SOLE AUTHOR

Morais, Isabel (2014), “African Female  Nascent Entrepreneurship in the Macao S.A.R”, Special issue on ‘Global African Entrepreneurs’, Michaela Pelican and Mahir Saul (Eds.), Journal: Urban Anthropology and Studies of Cultural Systems and World Economic Development  (“UAS”),  May 2014, Volume 43(1-3):57-104. 

Morais, Isabel (2013).“ “Sofia Agrebom’s Truth ( ‘A Verdade’) : Gender, Republicanism and Freemasonry in Macao’s Printing Press ( 1927-1929)”, Review of Culture, International  Edition, Special Issue on The Relations between Portugal and South East Asia: 500 years of history”

Morais, Isabel (2011) “Smallpox Vaccinations and the Portuguese in Macao,” Review of Culture, International Edition, N. 18 (Abril 2006), 112-124.

Morais, Isabel (2009) “China Wahala”: the Tribulations of Nigerian “Bushfallers” in a Chinese Territory”, (Re)inventing Realities in China, Transtextes, transcultures, Journal of Global Cultural Studies, University of Jean Moulin, Lyon, France. Publication link: http://transtexts.revues.org/281 

Morais, Isabel (2007)”The Introduction of Smallpox Vaccinations in the Pearl River Delta Region”, Soc Sci Guangdong 2007, Vol. 1.

Morais, Isabel (2005) “The Chinese Diaspora in Mozambique,” in The Chinese Heritage Centre Bulletin, Singapore: 6 December 2005, 25-29.

PAPERS AT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES, SYMPOSIA, LECTURES AND SEMINARS

2017

"Macau entre a "China Tropical " e a Lusofonia an Oriente: Novas Perspectivas sobre o Luso-Tropicalismo", Lusophone Studies Association (LSA) 2017 Conference, The Lusophone World in Motion: Past, Present and Future, Aracaju, Brasil.

2017

"The Cult of Fatima in Post-Colonial Macau: Confraternities, Gender, and Heritage as 'Re(invented Traditions'in a Chinese territory",7th South and Southeast Asian Association for Culture and Religion (SSEASR) Conference, Vietnam Buddhist University, and Ho Chi Min City Vietnam National University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Ho Chin Min, Vietnam. 

 

2017

"King David Kalakaua’s visit to the British colony of Hong Kong (1881): Trans-Pacific Freemasonry Encounters and Exchanges in the late nineteenth century", paper presented at The international conference 2017 World History at the Cross-Roads of the Pacific & Teaching World History Workshop in Honolulu,  Department of History and International Studies and the College of Arts of the Hawai’i Pacific University,

2017

"Unfolding Veronica’s Veil: Political Change, Identity and Confraternities in Post-Colonial Macao", Workshop Contemporary Christianities in the Lusophone World at the Centre of World Christianity, SOAS, University of London. 

2016 

 "Mama Benz on the Move: African Women in-and-out of China", The Crossroads in Cultural  Studies Conference 2016, to be presented at the University of Sydney/ Western Sydney University, 14- 17 December 2016.

2015

"Os Entrecruzamentos da imigração chinesa (1858-2015): Macau, Moçambique e Brasil” at the International Conference “III Crossings: Brazil, Portugal e Grande China” held at the University of S.Paulo, Brazil on 27-31 July 2015. 

"The Scope of the Holy Office of the Inquisition of Goa in cases of "heresy', superstition and idolatry in Macao: The Case of the trader António Vicente Rosa in the late eighteenth century", Faculty of Law, University of Alcalá de Henares, Spain on 10-12 June 2015.

Uma  Breve Abordagem Ecocrítica às obras de Alberto Osório de Castro e Rui Cinatti, Simpósio O Simpósio Poesia e Viagem, Rui Cinatti- o Centenário de um Nómada, USJ, 17 March 2015.

2014

“The “Chee Kung Tong” (致公堂) in Mozambique: Survival Strategies of the Early Chinese Modern Social Networks under Colonial Rule in Portuguese East Africa”, International Conference, University of Macau, December 2014

O  Sonho e o Desejo Libertários da "Lusa Macaense" Lee Li-Lyang: O Heterónimo Feminino na poética de Virgílio De Lemos", International Conference, Entre a desmistificação e a utopia:indagação sobre as Lusofonias, the University of St. Joseph,  22-23 October 2014.

“From Luanda to Guangzhou: the Trials of Angolan Transnational Traders in China”, International Colloquium Epistemologies of the South: South-South, South-North and North- South Global Learning, University of Coimbra, 10-12 July 2014.

2013

“A Long –Kept Secret”: The Jews of Macau”, Eight International Conference of Asian Scholars (ICAS 8) Macau, June 24-27, 2013.

“Ann Noble’s Tribulations in the China Seas: A Narrative of Travel, Captivity and Mysticism during the First Opium War (1839-1842), International Conference on Macau Narratives,8-10 May 2013, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities/ New University of Lisbon, Lisbon. 

2012

“Sofia Agrebom’s Truth ( ‘A Verdade’) : Gender, Republicanism and Freemasonry in Macao’s Printing Press ( 1927-1929), Conference on the Relations between Portugal and South East Asia: 500 years of history, University of Macau, Oct . 30 - Nov.1, 2012.

“Resurgence and Reinvention of Macanese Creole Theatre, 9th  International Conference  Crossroads in Cultural Studies 2012, Unesco and Sorbonne, Paris July 2-6, 2012.

2011

“Goan Triatr and Macanese Theatre in Patuà: The Persistence and Resurgence of Popular Theater in Contemporary India and China", Goa: 1961 and Beyond, Centro de Estudos Sociais (CES, Centre for Social Studies), Coimbra University,  Goa University, 18-20 December 2011.

 “Mount Ramelau, an Eternal Nationhood Symbol: Exploring Narratives of Identity, Myth, Religion and Politics in East Timor”, 4th South and Southeast Asian Association for the Study of Culture and Religion (SSEASR) Conference in Thimphu, Bhutan,  June 30 -July 3, 2011.

“Daring to Break The Gold Cangue: Eileen Chang and Deolinda da Conceição’s Feminine Tales of Struggle and Survival”  ( ‘A Libertação da Canga Dourada: Histórias de Luta e Sobrevivência no Feminino de Eileen Chang e Deolinda da Conceição), VI International Sinology Forum, Lisbon, February24-26, 2011.

2010

 “The Inquisition in Macau and Goa in the 16th century”,  The First International Conference on Macaology, University of Macau, Macao Foundation and The Institute of European Studies of Macau, de 15 -16 May 2010, Macau

"L'Asie parle Portugais, L'Heritage lusophone à Macao et en Asie du Sud-Est", Seminar presented at the Confucius Institute, University of Lyon, 6 April, France.

“Binding Ties of Miscegenation and Identity: the Narratives of Henrique Senna Fernandes ( Macau) and Rex Shelley ( Singapore)”, International Conference “Portuguese and Luso-Asian Legacies in South East Asia, 1511 -2010”, 28- 30 September 2010, Institute of South East Asian Studies, Singapore.

“Jan Jacob Slauerhoff’s The Forbidden Realm: in Camoes’s Footsteps from Lisbon to Macau”, 4th International Conference of the Center for the Humanities and Social Sciences, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaoshiung, Taiwan 16-17 October, 2010.

2009

“Darwinism, Freemasonry, and Macanese Colonial Elites in the late Nineteenth Century Hong Kong and Macau”, paper presented at the First International Interdisciplinary Conference on Macau Studies: Intercultural Exchanges between East and West, University of Macau, 25-27 May 2009.

2008

“Henrietta Hall Shuck: Engendering Faith, Education and Culture in Nineteenth- century Macau”, paper presented at the International Conference on “Americans, Macau and China, 1784- 1950: Historical relations, Interactions, and Connections”, University of Macau, 8-9 December 2008.

“Chinese Cubans: Tradition and Revolution”, paper presented at the Conference on “Cultures in Transit”, University of Liverpool. 20 July 2008.

“Illusory Worlds, Imagined Communities:  Liao Zixin’s Hallucinations d’Ao Ge”, paper presented at the I European-Asian Cultural Encounters, May of 2008 in Macao-Zhuhai, organised by the University of Lyon, IIUM and Sun Yat Sen University, May 2008.

“On Rizal’s Trail in the late nineteenth Century world of Hong Kong and Macau”, paper presented at the FIEALC Conference, Macau, April 2008.

2007

Towards Enhancing Transborder (Cross –Border) higher education: IIUM and SYU, a case study”, paper presented at the UNESCO Conference on “Towards a New Agenda in Higher Education”, Macau, October 2007.

“Development, Heritage, and Social Issues: New Challenges on Higher Education and Research in a «Global Town»  – The Case of Macao, paper presented at the 11th UNESCO Conference, Bangkok, June 2007.

“The European Language Portfolio (ELP): A New Challenge for Language Learning and Linguistic Diversity in China”, paper presented at the IIUM Conference “Day of Europe 2007”, 9 May 2007.

Macau’s Other Half : Power and Silence on Female Social Marginalization, paper presented at  IIUM Women’s Day, March 8, 2007.

(Re) imagining Macau:The Power of Memory and the Realms of Memory, Conference,  Conference on Asian Heritages at the Crossroads, University of Hong Kong, Department of History, 2007.

“Luso- Asia Communities”. Paper presented at the International Symposium on Multiculturalism in Cyberspace. University of Campina, UNICAMPO, Brazil, 2007.

“INVASIA - Inventário do Património Histórico e Cultural das comunidades de representação lusófona no Sul da China e no Sudeste Asiático”.Paper presented at (Universidade do Vale do Paraiba – Univap São José dos Campos), Brazil, 2007.

2005

“Smallpox Vaccinations and the Portuguese in Macao,” paper presented at the International Seminar “ International Conference on the Celebration of the 200 years of Smallpox Vaccines in Macau”, Macau Inter-University Institute, 13 January 2005.

Seminar “Balmis in China,” paper presented at Zhongshan University of Guangdong, Department of History, 14 January 2005.

2004

“Images of Law in Chinese Crime Fiction”- International Symposium on “Culture, Law and Order: Chinese and Western Traditions”, Macau Ricci Institute, 2004.

Awards, Grants & Completed Research  Projects

2015

USJ-Bank of China Best Research Award in Humanities And Social Sciences for Book Chapter: Morais, Isabel (2011), Binding Ties of Miscegenation and Identity: the Narratives of Henrique Senna Fernandes ( Macau) and Rex Shelley ( Singapore), in Laura Jarnagin (Ed.) Portuguese and Luso-Asian Legacies in Southeast Asia, 1511-2011 Vol. 1: The Making of the Luso-Asian World: Intricacies of EngagementInstitute of South East Asian Studies, Singapore. Publication link:http://bookshop.iseas.edu.sg/ISEAS/Book.jsp?cSeriesCode=PIC208&cCategoryType=WhatsNew

 2015

"The Scope of the Holy Office of the Inquisition of Goa in cases of "heresy', supersticion and idolatry in Macao", Macao Foundation Grant.

Pilot Projects with USJ students from the module Cross-Cultural Interaction in collaboration with The Council of Europe, Language Policy Division, Directorate of Democratic Citizenship and Participation, Department of Education/ Ministry of Education,  Portugal):

2012-2013

 Images of and The Autobiography of Intercultural Encounters through Visual Media”.

 2011-2012

The Autobiography of Intercultural Encounters”

2007

European Portfolio of Languages (Portuguese, English, Chinese, Japanese and Spanish)

 

 

Publications

 

List of Most Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications, Conference Papers, Research Projects & Grants/Awards

 

BOOKS (CO-AUTHOR) 

Morais, Isabel e M. do Vale (1990) , Continuar a Falar Português (Handbook), Macau: Centro de Difusão da Língua Portuguesa, Direcção dos Serviços de Educação. (hand   

Morais, Isabel e M. do Vale (1990), Continuar a Falar Português (Workbook), Macau: Centro de Difusão da Língua Portuguesa, Direcção dos Serviços de Educação. 

 

SINGLE-AUTHORED CHAPTERS IN COLLECTIVE WORKS

 

Morais, Isabel (2016), “The Post-colonial Imaginary & Politics of Representation in the Macao SAR: the Teatrau (Theatre showcase from Portuguese-speaking countries) & the (Re) emergence of 'Lusofonia' under Chinese stars, in African Theatre 15 China, India & the Eastern World (eds.  J. Gibbs, F. Osofisan &  J. Currey), UK: Boydell  & Brewer, Ltd. Woodbrige.    Publication link: https://boydellandbrewer.com/african-theatre-15-china-india-amp-the-eastern-world-hb.html

Morais, Isabel (2013) “Darwinism, Freemasonry and Print Culture: The Construction of Identity of the Macanese Colonial Elites in the Late Nineteenth Century, in C.X. George Wei (Ed.  Macao - The Formation of a Global City (Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia) Hardcover Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia, 53-72.

Morais, Isabel (2012) “ Henrietta Hall Shuck: Engendering Faith, Education and Culture in Nineteenth-century Macau”, in  Paul Van Dick (org.),  Americans, Macau and China 1784-1950: Historical Relations, Interactions and Connections.Hong Kong University Press,  105-126.Publication link: https://books.google.com/books?isbn=9888083929.

Morais, Isabel, (2012) “ Jan Jacob Slauerhoff’s The Forbidden Realm: in Camoes ‘s Footsteps from Lisbon to Macau”, in Jonathan White (org.) The City and the Ocean:  Journeys, Memory, Imagination, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 139-194.Publication link: http://www.cambridgescholars.com/the-city-and-the-ocean-14

Morais, Isabel (2011), Fairs ,Binding Ties of Miscegenation and Identity: the Narratives of Henrique Senna Fernandes ( Macau) and Rex Shelley ( Singapore), in Laura Jarnagin (Ed.) Portuguese and Luso-Asian Legacies in Southeast Asia, 1511-2011 Vol. 1: The Making of the Luso-Asian World: Intricacies of EngagementInstitute of South East Asian Studies, Singapore. Publication link:http://bookshop.iseas.edu.sg/ISEAS/Book.jsp?cSeriesCode=PIC208&cCategoryType=WhatsNew

Morais, Isabel, (2011), “ Francisca Diniz”,  in  Tiffany K. Wayne, Feminist Writings from Ancient Times to the Modern World, A Global Sourcebook and History, Santa In d (Barbara, CA: Greenwood/ABC-CLIO.Publication link:http://www.abc-clio.com/product.aspx?id=2147508714

Morais, Isabel, (2011) “ Ruy Guerra”, in Henry Louis Gates and Emmanuel K. Akyeampong (eds), Dictionary of African Biography, Edited by  Oxford University Press.

Morais, Isabel, (2010), “ Little Black” Rose at the 1934 Exposicao Colonial Portuguesa,  in  T.J. Boisseau and A.M. Markwyn (eds.),  Gendering the Fairs: Histories of Women and Gender atFairs, University of Illinois Press. Publication link:http://www.amazon.com/Gendering-Fair-Histories-Gender-Worlds/dp/0252077490.

Morais, Isabel, (2010), “The Inquisition in Goa and Macao in the 16th Century; The Untold Story of Leonor da Fonseca, A Macanese New Christian (1593-1595), in 郝雨凡澳门学引论, Social Sciences Academic Press China, 342-363.

Morais, Isabel,  (2009), “ Law on Race and Slavery, Brazil, 1824 -1888” in Stewart R. King, Encyclopedia of Free People of Color in the AmericasThe African-American Heritage of Freedom (Vol. 2, Set 2009).Publication link:http://www.amazon.com/Encyclopedia-Blacks-People-Color-Americas/dp/0816072124

 Morais, Isabel,(2009)  “ João dos Santos Albasini, Mozambique”  in Immanuel Ness (ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest, 1500-Present, Brooklyn College, City University of New York and Blackwell Publishing. Publication link:http://www.revolutionprotestencyclopedia.com/public/

ARTICLES IN REFEREED JOURNALS

 SOLE AUTHOR

Morais, Isabel (2014), “African Female  Nascent Entrepreneurship in the Macao S.A.R”, Special issue on ‘Global African Entrepreneurs’, Michaela Pelican and Mahir Saul (Eds.), Journal: Urban Anthropology and Studies of Cultural Systems and World Economic Development  (“UAS”),  May 2014, Volume 43(1-3):57-104. 

Morais, Isabel (2013).“ “Sofia Agrebom’s Truth ( ‘A Verdade’) : Gender, Republicanism and Freemasonry in Macao’s Printing Press ( 1927-1929)”, Review of Culture, International  Edition, Special Issue on The Relations between Portugal and South East Asia: 500 years of history” (accepted for publication).

Morais, Isabel (2011) “Smallpox Vaccinations and the Portuguese in Macao,” Review of Culture, International Edition, N. 18 (Abril 2006), 112-124.

Morais, Isabel (2009) “China Wahala”: the Tribulations of Nigerian “Bushfallers” in a Chinese Territory”, (Re)inventing Realities in China, Transtextes, transcultures, Journal of Global Cultural Studies, University of Jean Moulin, Lyon, France. Publication link: http://transtexts.revues.org/281 

Morais, Isabel (2007)”The Introduction of Smallpox Vaccinations in the Pearl River Delta Region”, Soc Sci Guangdong 2007, Vol. 1.

Morais, Isabel (2005) “The Chinese Diaspora in Mozambique,” in The Chinese Heritage Centre Bulletin, Singapore: 6 December 2005, 25-29.

PAPERS AT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES, SYMPOSIA, LECTURES AND SEMINARS

2017

"King David Kalakaua’s visit to the British colony of Hong Kong (1881): Trans-Pacific Freemasonry Encounters and Exchanges in the late nineteenth century", paper presented at The international conference 2017 World History at the Cross-Roads of the Pacific & Teaching World History Workshop in Honolulu,  Department of History and International Studies and the College of Arts of the Hawai’i Pacific University,

2017

"Unfolding Veronica’s Veil: Political Change, Identity and Confraternities in Post-Colonial Macao", Workshop Contemporary Christianities in the Lusophone World at the Centre of World Christianity, SOAS, University of London. 

2016 

 "Mama Benz on the Move: African Women in-and-out of China", The Crossroads in Cultural  Studies Conference 2016, to be presented at the University of Sydney/ Western Sydney University, 14- 17 December 2016.

2015

"Os Entrecruzamentos da imigração chinesa (1858-2015): Macau, Moçambique e Brasil” at the International Conference “III Crossings: Brazil, Portugal e Grande China” held at the University of S.Paulo, Brazil on 27-31 July 2015. 

"The Scope of the Holy Office of the Inquisition of Goa in cases of "heresy', superstition and idolatry in Macao: The Case of the trader António Vicente Rosa in the late eighteenth century", Faculty of Law, University of Alcalá de Henares, Spain on 10-12 June 2015.

Uma  Breve Abordagem Ecocrítica às obras de Alberto Osório de Castro e Rui Cinatti, Simpósio O Simpósio Poesia e Viagem, Rui Cinatti- o Centenário de um Nómada, USJ, 17 March 2015.

2014

“The “Chee Kung Tong” (致公堂) in Mozambique: Survival Strategies of the Early Chinese Modern Social Networks under Colonial Rule in Portuguese East Africa”, International Conference, University of Macau, December 2014

O  Sonho e o Desejo Libertários da "Lusa Macaense" Lee Li-Lyang: O Heterónimo Feminino na poética de Virgílio De Lemos", International Conference, Entre a desmistificação e a utopia:indagação sobre as Lusofonias, the University of St. Joseph,  22-23 October 2014.

“From Luanda to Guangzhou: the Trials of Angolan Transnational Traders in China”, International Colloquium Epistemologies of the South: South-South, South-North and North- South Global Learning, University of Coimbra, 10-12 July 2014.

2013

“A Long –Kept Secret”: The Jews of Macau”, Eight International Conference of Asian Scholars (ICAS 8) Macau, June 24-27, 2013.

“Ann Noble’s Tribulations in the China Seas: A Narrative of Travel, Captivity and Mysticism during the First Opium War (1839-1842), International Conference on Macau Narratives,8-10 May 2013, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities/ New University of Lisbon, Lisbon. 

2012

“Sofia Agrebom’s Truth ( ‘A Verdade’) : Gender, Republicanism and Freemasonry in Macao’s Printing Press ( 1927-1929), Conference on the Relations between Portugal and South East Asia: 500 years of history, University of Macau, Oct . 30 - Nov.1, 2012.

“Resurgence and Reinvention of Macanese Creole Theatre, 9th  International Conference  Crossroads in Cultural Studies 2012, Unesco and Sorbonne, Paris July 2-6, 2012.

2011

“Goan Triatr and Macanese Theatre in Patuà: The Persistence and Resurgence of Popular Theater in Contemporary India and China", Goa: 1961 and Beyond, Centro de Estudos Sociais (CES, Centre for Social Studies), Coimbra University,  Goa University, 18-20 December 2011.

 “Mount Ramelau, an Eternal Nationhood Symbol: Exploring Narratives of Identity, Myth, Religion and Politics in East Timor”, 4th South and Southeast Asian Association for the Study of Culture and Religion (SSEASR) Conference in Thimphu, Bhutan,  June 30 -July 3, 2011.

“Daring to Break The Gold Cangue: Eileen Chang and Deolinda da Conceição’s Feminine Tales of Struggle and Survival”  ( ‘A Libertação da Canga Dourada: Histórias de Luta e Sobrevivência no Feminino de Eileen Chang e Deolinda da Conceição), VI International Sinology Forum, Lisbon, February24-26, 2011.

2010

 “The Inquisition in Macau and Goa in the 16th century”,  The First International Conference on Macaology, University of Macau, Macao Foundation and The Institute of European Studies of Macau, de 15 -16 May 2010, Macau

"L'Asie parle Portugais, L'Heritage lusophone à Macao et en Asie du Sud-Est", Seminar presented at the Confucius Institute, University of Lyon, 6 April, France.

“Binding Ties of Miscegenation and Identity: the Narratives of Henrique Senna Fernandes ( Macau) and Rex Shelley ( Singapore)”, International Conference “Portuguese and Luso-Asian Legacies in South East Asia, 1511 -2010”, 28- 30 September 2010, Institute of South East Asian Studies, Singapore.

“Jan Jacob Slauerhoff’s The Forbidden Realm: in Camoes’s Footsteps from Lisbon to Macau”, 4th International Conference of the Center for the Humanities and Social Sciences, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaoshiung, Taiwan 16-17 October, 2010.

2009

“Darwinism, Freemasonry, and Macanese Colonial Elites in the late Nineteenth Century Hong Kong and Macau”, paper presented at the First International Interdisciplinary Conference on Macau Studies: Intercultural Exchanges between East and West, University of Macau, 25-27 May 2009.

2008

“Henrietta Hall Shuck: Engendering Faith, Education and Culture in Nineteenth- century Macau”, paper presented at the International Conference on “Americans, Macau and China, 1784- 1950: Historical relations, Interactions, and Connections”, University of Macau, 8-9 December 2008.

“Chinese Cubans: Tradition and Revolution”, paper presented at the Conference on “Cultures in Transit”, University of Liverpool. 20 July 2008.

“Illusory Worlds, Imagined Communities:  Liao Zixin’s Hallucinations d’Ao Ge”, paper presented at the I European-Asian Cultural Encounters, May of 2008 in Macao-Zhuhai, organised by the University of Lyon, IIUM and Sun Yat Sen University, May 2008.

“On Rizal’s Trail in the late nineteenth Century world of Hong Kong and Macau”, paper presented at the FIEALC Conference, Macau, April 2008.

2007

Towards Enhancing Transborder (Cross –Border) higher education: IIUM and SYU, a case study”, paper presented at the UNESCO Conference on “Towards a New Agenda in Higher Education”, Macau, October 2007.

“Development, Heritage, and Social Issues: New Challenges on Higher Education and Research in a «Global Town»  – The Case of Macao, paper presented at the 11th UNESCO Conference, Bangkok, June 2007.

“The European Language Portfolio (ELP): A New Challenge for Language Learning and Linguistic Diversity in China”, paper presented at the IIUM Conference “Day of Europe 2007”, 9 May 2007.

Macau’s Other Half : Power and Silence on Female Social Marginalization, paper presented at  IIUM Women’s Day, March 8, 2007.

(Re) imagining Macau:The Power of Memory and the Realms of Memory, Conference,  Conference on Asian Heritages at the Crossroads, University of Hong Kong, Department of History, 2007.

“Luso- Asia Communities”. Paper presented at the International Symposium on Multiculturalism in Cyberspace. University of Campina, UNICAMPO, Brazil, 2007.

“INVASIA - Inventário do Património Histórico e Cultural das comunidades de representação lusófona no Sul da China e no Sudeste Asiático”.Paper presented at (Universidade do Vale do Paraiba – Univap São José dos Campos), Brazil, 2007.

2005

“Smallpox Vaccinations and the Portuguese in Macao,” paper presented at the International Seminar “ International Conference on the Celebration of the 200 years of Smallpox Vaccines in Macau”, Macau Inter-University Institute, 13 January 2005.

Seminar “Balmis in China,” paper presented at Zhongshan University of Guangdong, Department of History, 14 January 2005.

2004

“Images of Law in Chinese Crime Fiction”- International Symposium on “Culture, Law and Order: Chinese and Western Traditions”, Macau Ricci Institute, 2004.

Awards, Grants & Completed Research  Projects

2015

USJ-Bank of China Best Research Award in Humanities And Social Sciences for Book Chapter: Morais, Isabel (2011), Binding Ties of Miscegenation and Identity: the Narratives of Henrique Senna Fernandes ( Macau) and Rex Shelley ( Singapore), in Laura Jarnagin (Ed.) Portuguese and Luso-Asian Legacies in Southeast Asia, 1511-2011 Vol. 1: The Making of the Luso-Asian World: Intricacies of EngagementInstitute of South East Asian Studies, Singapore. Publication link:http://bookshop.iseas.edu.sg/ISEAS/Book.jsp?cSeriesCode=PIC208&cCategoryType=WhatsNew

 2015

"The Scope of the Holy Office of the Inquisition of Goa in cases of "heresy', supersticion and idolatry in Macao", Macao Foundation Grant.

Pilot Projects with USJ students from the module Cross-Cultural Interaction in collaboration with The Council of Europe, Language Policy Division, Directorate of Democratic Citizenship and Participation, Department of Education/ Ministry of Education,  Portugal):

2012-2013

 Images of and The Autobiography of Intercultural Encounters through Visual Media”.

 2011-2012

The Autobiography of Intercultural Encounters”

2007

European Portfolio of Languages (Portuguese, English, Chinese, Japanese and Spanish)

 

 


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Year 1 Bachelor
LBA236
1.50 credits
LCO102
2.00 credits
Year 2 Bachelor
Year 3 Bachelor
LCO105
2.00 credits
LCO106
2.00 credits
Year 4 Bachelor
LCO108
2.00 credits
LCO107
2.00 credits
LSS211
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