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Chinese and Western Culture and Arts

Macao, a confluence of Eastern and Western cultures, has been the cradle of many artists, composers, poets and politicians. During the Ming and Qing dynasties, numerous scholar-bureaucrats arrived in Macao to study Western cultures and arts plus advanced science and technology, and became familiar with Western religions and philosophies. The ideology of reform inspired them to compose a number of literary and art works related to Macao and political treatises which influenced Chinese politics. In addition, Macao has lent endless inspiration to Western artists in the East and nurtured many local authors and artists, thereby yielding fruitful achievements in area of Chinese and Western culture in the soil of Macao.