PREFACE FOR THE ENGLISH VERSION

PREFACE FOR THE CHINESE VERSION

1. A REMOTE FISHING VILLAGE BECOMES AN INTERNATIONAL TRADING PORT

1.1. Beautiful Haojing Harbour

1.2. Foreign Trade Market Opens

1.3. Leased by the Portuguese

2. ENTERING THE GOLDEN AGE

2.1. A Golden Age Lasting Half a Century

2.2. Facing the Challenge of Other Colonial Powers

2.3. The Ming Government Strengthens Its Control

3. A RAPID DECLINE AND A BRIEF RECOVERY

3.1. The Reasons for Rapid Decline

3.2. Setbacks in Trying to Restore Prosperity

3.3. A Brief Rejuvenation

4. THE QING GOVERNMENT STRENGTHENS ITS JURISDICTION OVER MACAO

4.1. Local Officials Stationed Near Macao

4.2. An Agreement Concerning the Foreigners in Macao

4.3. Reform Ends in Failure

5. A NEW SITUATION, NEW WORRIES

5.1. Changes Brought by Foreign Trade

5.2. Piracy and British Invasion

5.3. The Constitutionalism Movement

6. CHINA'S GATE FORCED OPEN BY THE WESTERN POWERS

6.1. On the Eve of the Opium War: the Troubled Times

6.2. The High Tide of Anti-Opium Movement

6.3. The Opium War

7. A SINK OF INIQUITY

7.1. Portuguese Colonial Aggression

7.2. The Oriental Monte Carlo

7.3. A Notorious Coolie Trading Centre

8. "PERPETUAL OCCUPATION AND GOVERNMENT OF MACAO"

8.1. The Treaty of Peking

8.2. Continued Expansion by the Colonialists

8.3. The Border Survey and Delimitation

9. CHANGES SINCE THE END OF 19TH CENTURY

9.1. In the Tide of Change in Modern China

9.2. The Gradual Evolution Towards a Modern City

9.3. The War of Resistance against Japan and Its Aftermath

APPENDIX: MAIN MATERIALS FOR REFERENCE

I. Books in Chinese

II. Books in Western Languages

III. Archives Materials

IV. Newspaper and Journals