Caspar Chan is a current PhD candidate at the University of Groningen. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Studies (First Class Honours) at Hong Kong Baptist University, and received his Research Master of Arts in Arts, Media and Literary Studies (cum laude) from the University of Groningen. His research interests lie in the field of memory and critical heritage studies, in the context of Macau. One of his strands of research is the study of Patuá, the creole language of the Macanese community, being a cultural and societal phenomenon, as well as a piece of intangible cultural heritage of Macau. He has also written on how different people groups that speak different languages have yielded their varying narratives of the identity of Macau in their music.