The Governance of China (Xi Jinping, 2014) has been published in Chinese, English and Portuguese (spoken in Brazil), by the Foreign Languages Press (Beijing). This book is a compilation of Xi Jinping's major works from November 15, 2012 to June 13, 2014; it comprises 79 speeches, talks, interviews, instructions and correspondence in 18 chapters. Each item is accompanied by relevant notes about China's social system, history and culture for readers' reference.
The first of the Complete Works of Henrique de Senna Fernandes (†2010) published by the Instituto Cultural do Governo da RAEM in 2012 was – curiously enough –his last. A posthumous novel, Os Dores retakes maybe one of Fernandes’ most appealing topics: the critique of conventions and the constraining morality in Macanese society. In this work, the unfortunate life of adopted mestiza Leontina das Dores is both a pretext to highlight the contrasting social expectations of a Macanese family and an opportunity to skim through the seemingly – but not quite – hermetical social settings of an older Macau, that of the first half of the 20th century. With its unexpected finale, Os Dores not only takes you through time with a flavor of authenticity, but provides the occasion for a much needed moment of dialogue between a person and the society it lives in.
Suggested by Miguel Rodrigues Lourenco
Cultural Studies in China. Tao Dongfeng & Jin Yuanpu Eds. Singapore: Marshall Cavendish International, 2005.
Originally published in Chinese in 1991, selected chapters of the book were then translated in English in 2005. This selection covers all aspects of Cultural Studies in China at the time.