Lusophone Gastrodiplomacy and Tourism: Macau and the BRICS

Figueira, Carla and Hitchcock, Michael. 2016. Lusophone Gastrodiplomacy and Tourism: Macau and the BRICS. In: Ya-Nan Song and David Ritchie, eds. BRICS:Institutionalization & Macau. Beijing: Social Sciences Academic Press, pp. 336-348. ISBN 9787509787137 [Book Section]

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Given its history, Macau’s significance as a gateway between China and the Lusophone countries remains undiminished in the 21st century, and, underpinned by gastrodiplomacy and tourism, appears to becoming even more important in this respect. Gastronomy is an intrinsic element of Macau’s cultural identity and an important differentiation factor for its tourism industry. It also has the potential to be a key participant in the BRICS network through gastrodiplomacy and as a focus of cultural and culinary exchange.

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Paper originally presented at the Conference: BRICS II-2015: Institutionalization & MacauAt: Social and Cultural Research Institute of Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) with MAPEAL, Macau.


BRICS, Macau, Gastrodiplomacy, Tourism

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Institute for Cultural and Creative Entrepreneurship (ICCE)


May 2015Accepted
January 2016Published

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