Amalia Huang Yuncen, one of UM’s first-year MPhil students in Macao Studies, recently published an essay on an understudied and marginalized group in Macao- Filipino immigrants. Based on an interview with Rodantes V. Quejano, the essay reviews major events— Jackie Chan’s visit in the nineties, the 1999 handover, the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the implanting of the House of Dancing Water, that unfolded in Macao over the last three decades from the eyes of a Filipino worker. The lesson is that while the names and faces of migrant workers like Quejano do not appear in official records and scholarly works, they helped keep Macao running behind the scenes.
The essay was published on Project Macau History (PMH), a platform founded by Catherine Chan, Assistant Professor of UM’s History department and José Luís de Sales Marques, President of the Board of Directors of the Institute of European Studies of Macau, hence symbolizing an inter-disciplinary collaboration within the university. Please find the essay here: https://projectmacau.wordpress.com/2022/09/13/living-through-macaus-transitions-as-a-filipino-and-macau-citizen-the-adventures-of-dante-quejano/