Neutrality and Collaboration in an ‘East Asian Casablanca’: Macau in the Second World War

Speaker
Helena F. S. Lopes
Event date
Event time
17:00 - 18:30
Venue
University of Oxford China Centre
Dickson Poon Building
Canterbury Road
Oxford
OX2 6LU
Venue details

Kin-ku Cheng Lecture Theatre

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

The first and last European colonial settlement in China, Macau was the only foreign-administered territory in the country not to be occupied by Japan during the Second World War (1937–45). Focusing on this relatively overlooked ‘East Asian Casablanca’, this talk investigates the intersection of China’s wartime diplomacy towards a small European power with the ambiguous local practice of neutrality in this enclave.

Helena F. S. Lopes is Departmental Lecturer in Modern East Asian History at the University of Oxford. She holds a DPhil in History from St Antony’s College, Oxford and two MA degrees from SOAS, University of London.