FAH-DPORT-CIELA: Invitation for Seminar ‘Long Time, no See’: When the Use of Chinese Pidgin English in Nineteenth Century-Macau Becomes an Identity Trait for the Anglophone Community. The Example of the North-American Female Diaries”


Speaker:

Prof. Rogério Miguel Puga (CETAPS, NOVA-FCSH), Assistant Professor at the NOVA University of Lisbon

Date:

5 Feb 2018

Time:

19:00 - 21:00

Venue:

E21-G035

Description:

Department of Portuguese

Research Centre for Luso-Asian Studies

Invitation

LECTURE/OPEN CLASS

‘Long Time, no See’: When the Use of Chinese Pidgin English in Nineteenth Century-Macau Becomes an Identity Trait for the Anglophone Community. The Example of the North-American Female Diaries”

By Prof. Rogério Miguel Puga

 

In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the Anglophone community in Macau and Canton used Chinese Pidgin English (CPE) to communicate with its Chinese servants and trade partners, and British and American traders and their relatives even used some CPE expressions when talking among themselves. With time, some of these words and expressions entered the English language.  This paper analyses the use of CPE in diaries written by North-American ladies in the first half of the nineteenth century, and also how the ‘trade language’ became an element of the identity of the so-called “golden ghetto” community.

Bio:  Rogério Miguel Puga (CETAPS, NOVA-FCSH) is an Assistant Professor at the NOVA University of Lisbon. A researcher at the Centre for English, TRanslation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies and at the Centre for Humanities of the same University. His research interests are: Anglo-Portuguese Relations, Anglophone Presence in Macau and Hong Kong, Travel Writing, History of Macau, English and Portuguese Literatures and Post-Colonial Studies.

Audience:

All are welcome

Language:

English

Enquiry:

Professor Dora Gago,
Email: doragago@um.edu.mo
Tel.: 8822 8929