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The Ethnogenesis of Chinese and Chinese Mestizo Identities in the Philippines

The Philippine Studies Series Berlin invites to the lecture "From 'Sangley', 'Mestizo Sangley', to Tsinoy and the TDK (Taidioka): The Ethnogenesis of Chinese and Chinese Mestizo Identities in the Philippines" by Prof. Richard Chu, Five College Associate Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

  • Zeitraum: 31.05.2017 – 31.05.2017
  • Institution: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Ort: Berlin / Deutschland
    • "Sangley", "mestizo Sangley", "Chinamen", "intsik", the Chinese in the Philippines have been called many names since Spain colonized the Philippines in 1565.

      What does being 'Chinese' mean in the Philippine urban society context and over time? How can a micro-historical ethnographic approach such as biographies to the study of ethnic identities help us answer this question?

      Richard Chu's lecture focuses on the history of the Chinese in the Philippines and on his research on the Chinese merchant families and community in Manila from the late nineteenth century to the present. More specifically, his lecture examines the different historical factors, actors, and events that constantly shape and reshape what it means to be 'Chinese' in the Philippines.

      About the speaker:

      RICHARD T. CHU (A.B. Ateneo de Manila University; M.A. Stanford University; Ph.D. University of Southern California) is Five-College Associate Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is the author of "Chinese and Chinese Mestizos of Manila: Family, Identity, and
      Culture 1860s?1930s"
      (E.J. Brill, 2010; Anvil 2012) and "Chinese Merchants
      of Binondo during the Late Nineteenth Century"
      (University of Santo Tomas
      Press, 2010).

      He also edited the anthology "More Tsinoy Than We Admit: Chinese-Filipino Interactions Over the Centuries" (Vibal Publishing, 2015).

      Currently, he is working on his next book project, tentatively entitled
      "Building A Nation, Effacing a Race: The Construction of 'Chinese' and
      'Filipino' Identities?"
      that analyses the different newspaper articles and
      other textual materials dealing with the "Chinaman" question in the
      Philippines during the American colonial period. He teaches courses on the Chinese diaspora, Philippines, U.S. empire in the Pacific, and Asian/Pacific/America.

      Time: 18:00-20:00 Uhr
      Venue: Invalidenstrasse 118, Room 117, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin Institute for Asian and African Studies

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