Presentation of “Macau in the Second World War, 1937-1945” at the IIM

On 2 of June a talk session about the the book “Macau in the Second World War, 1937-1945” will be presented at the International Institute of Macau (IIM), scheduled at 6pm. The mains speakers will be the book author, Prof. Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo and Jorge Rangel, president of the IIM.

This talk sums up the major findings of a new book which offers a re-interpretation of the political history of Macau from 1937 to 1945, during which Japan and China were engulfed in the Second World War. Using extensive Chinese and English sources, Sonny explores the diplomatic, political, economic and social landscape of war-time Macau under Portuguese rule.

Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo is Professor and Acting Principal of the HKU SPACE Community College. He got his PhD in politics from University of Toronto, MA from University of Waterloo, and BA from York University, Canada. Sonny previously worked at the University of East Asia (Macau), Murdoch University (Australia), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, University of Hong Kong, University of Waterloo, and Hong Kong Institute of Education. He is a prolific writer and senior commentator of Macau Business. His books include Political Development in Macau (1995), Political Change in Macau (2008 and First Prize awarded by Macau Foundation), Casino Capitalism, Society and Politics in China's Macau (2020 and First Prize awarded by Macau Foundation), The Politics of Democratization in Hong Kong (1997), The Politics of Cross-Border Crime in Greater China (2009), China's New United Front in Hong Kong (2019), and The Politics of District Elections and Administration in Hong Kong (2023).

The book is available online:

- Amazon:

- Springer Link:

The session will be conducted both Chinese and English languages.


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