“The Bee of China: 200 Years of Press in Macau” – 2022.09.12
The Rui Cunha Foundation and the Macau Portuguese and English Press Association (AIPIM) present a commemorative lecture on Monday, September 12 at 6:30pm, entitled “The Bee of China: 200 Years of Press in Macau”. The initiative celebrates the bicentennial of the first issue of a newspaper ever published in Macau, the Portuguese “A Abelha da China”, which took place on September 12, 1822, as a very noticeable political orientation outlet at the time.
This date marks the beginning of the written press in Macau, which was linked to the Liberal movement in Portugal and to some supporters of that movement in Macau. “A Abelha da China” was the precursor of hundreds of titles that would then start to appear in the territory in Portuguese, Chinese and more recently in English.
The event will be an enriching session on the history of Macau and a valuable contribution of this newspaper to the history of all Portuguese-language journalism in China, allowing everyone to revisit the socio-political and cultural context of the territory at the beginning of the 19th century.
The lecture has as speakers João Guedes, journalist and author, and Daniel Pires, university professor. The moderation of the panel will be by José Miguel Encarnação, journalist and president of the Macau Portuguese and English Press Association (AIPIM).
The session will be entirely held in Portuguese, without simultaneous interpretation.
Admission is free.
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