Monthly Archives: May 2017

56 Years a Slave

The posthumous publication of Pulitzer Prize-winning Filipino-American journalist Alex Tizon’s “My Family’s Slave” has provoked much discussion and some controversy. Many readers were moved by the plight of Lola Eudocia Tomas Pulido, who was eighteen years old in 1943 when the … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: International Conference in Honor of Prof. Resil B. Mojares

Bridging Worlds, Illumining the Archive: An International Conference in Honor of Professor Resil B. Mojares Organized jointly by Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Perspectives School of Social Sciences, Loyola Schools Ateneo de Manila University and Southeast Asian Studies Center for … Continue reading

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The Open Access Movement

Peter Suber, Director of the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication, defines open-access (OA) literature as “digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.” He also gives the definition from the Budapest Open Access Initiative. “There … Continue reading

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The Literary Kontrabida

Although the rich, the powerful, and the pretentious are stock villains in Philippine literature, one would be hard pressed to count the truly memorable kontrabida on the fingers of one hand. The reactionary Padre Damaso, in Jose Rizal’s Noli me … Continue reading

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As Seen on Japanese TV

Tune in to Japanese television, and chances are that you’re likely to have come across one of the following: a bunch of “talents” (tarento) riding trains and buses and stopping by scenic spots, restaurants, shops, onsen, hotels, and ryokan a … Continue reading

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