A unique, revealing look at the history and contemporary culture of the Philippine Islands and their multicultural and foreign-influenced facets. * An etiquette section that discusses respect and levels of interaction, first names and surnames, titles of respect, and core values versus surface values * Twelve photographs of noteworthy figures such as physician and novelist Jose Rizal, nationalist Andres Bonifacio, and other Filipino heroes
This volume is a festschrift for Damodar Ramaji SarDesai (b. 1931), Professor Emeritus of History at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where all of the contributors received their Ph.D as did SarDesai himself. His work for over fifty years at UCLA has been an inspiration to generations of students, and he has made major contributions to the world of learning, and in his chosen areas of specialization of India, especially its foreign policy with regard to Southeast Asia, imperialism and the history of the modern European empires; and Southeast Asia. He has served as Chair of the History Department at UCLA as well as Bombay University and President of the Asiatic Society of Bomb...
From the first word in the "Lupang Hinirang" (the Philippine national anthem) and beyond, bayan permeates our lives and in a real sense, our consciousness. This is the inaugural volume of what is hoped to be a series of works on different aspects of Philippine studies brought together by Kamulatan (Consciousness), a studies collective. Essays in this volume seek to explore various aspects of bayan and what it/she represents. This collection contains eight essays, four in English and four in Filipino; four are written by authors residing in the Philippines and four in the United States. As noted in the introduction, we are not the first or the only ones to delve into this area. Our purpose, i...
These essays by Philippine and U.S.-based scholars illustrate the dynamism and complexities of the discursive field of Philippine studies as a critique of vestiges of "universalist" (Western/hegemonic) paradigms; as an affirmation of "traditional" and "emergent" cultural practices; as a site for new readings of "old" texts and "new" popular forms brought into the ambit of serious scholarship; and as a liberative space for new art and literary genres.
Isabelo’s Archive reenacts El Folk-Lore Filipino (1889), Isabelo de los Reyes’s eccentric but groundbreaking attempt to build an “archive” of popular knowledge in the Philippines. Inspired by Isabelo’s ghostly project, this collection mixes essays, vignettes, extracts, and notes on Philippine history and culture... Blending the literary and the academic, wondrously diverse in its range, it has many gems to offer the reader.
John Lucius Woods (b.1912) is the son of George Benjamin Woods (1878- 1958) and Helen Smith (1881-1956) of Oxford, Butler Co., Ohio. He is the descendant of James Woods (1767-1869) the emigrant, who was born at St. James Park, London, England and settled in Darke Co., Ohio and his wife, Rebecca Peden (1780-1855), the daughter of Obadiah Peden and Esther Dunn of York Co., PA. He married Mary Torkilson in 1938 at Evanston, Ill. Thirteen generations of ancestors are traced.
Volume one of a six-volume set in which alphabetically arranged entries provide information on every aspect of modern Asia, including its culture, people, economy, government, arts, geography, architecture, religion, and history.