SPAS Graduate Conference 2022 Call for Papers

Call for papers!

The School of Pacific and Asian Studies (SPAS) and the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at
Mānoa (UHM) welcome proposals for papers, performances, and panels for the 33rd annual Asian Studies Graduate
Student Conference. The conference will be held on Zoom in synchronous webinar format on April 6-7, 2022.

Please submit a 250-300 word abstract by February 5, 2022 to Caitlin Hayes and Tasha Hayashi at

Please click this link for more details: SPAS Graduate Conference 2022: Call for Abstracts – Department of Asian Studies (

Virtual Rizalian Lecture: “The Last Days of Rizal,” by Sir Dr. Michael “Xiao” B. Chua, KGOR

The Center for Rizalian Studies of the Knights of Rizal-Aloha Chapter invites you to a virtual lecture, “The Last Days of Rizal: Clarifying the Clouds in the National Hero’s Life.” Please come and join us!

Lecturer: Sir Dr. Michael Charleston “Xiao” B. Chua, KGOR, Professor of History, De La Salle University

Date and Time: December 18, 2021, Saturday, 5:00 pm, Hawaii time (December 19, 2021, Sunday, 11:00 am, PH time)

Zoom Meeting ID: 872 9328 4532; Passcode: 832557

Please see flyer below for more details –

Another virtual Rizalian lecture, “The Theology of Struggle in the Noli and Fili,” by Dr. Carmelito Nomer S. Abolencia

You are invited to another exciting Rizalian lecture via Zoom: “The Theology of Struggle in the Noli and Fili.”

Speaker: Dr. Carmelito Nomer S. Abolencia, Director, Student Affairs & Service Office, Eastern Visayas State University
Date and time: December 11, 2021, Saturday, 5:00 pm (HI time), or
December 12, 2021, Sunday, 11:00am (PH time).
Host: Knights of Rizal-Aloha Chapter

For more details, please see the flyer below –

Virtual Lecture on Jose Rizal’s “Noli and Fili (as Resistance Literature)…”

You are invited to an exciting virtual Rizalian lecture!

The Knights of Rizal-Aloha Chapter Center for Rizalian Studies invites you to the 10th Virtual Rizalian Lecture on

“The Noli and Fili (as Resistance Literature) and the Relentless Quest for a Just and Human Society”

by Sir Raymund Liongson, PhD, KGCR.
Reactor: Sir Atty. Lutgardo Barbo, KGOR

Saturday, November 20, 2021, 5:00 pm (Hawaii Time) OR Sunday, November 21, 2021, 11:00 am (Philippine Time).

Login info to follow.

Jose Rizal: Noli and Fili

Zoom Lecture on: University of Hawai‘i’s Ilokano Language and Literature Program 50 Years Later

Join us in the CPS Colloquium presentation via Zoom on:

Hawai‘i and the University of Hawai‘i’s Ilokano Language and Literature Program 50 Years Later

by Prof. Prescila L. Espiritu, Retired, Associate Professor, Former Coordinator of the Ilokano Langauge and Literature Program, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

Please see attached flyer for more information

10-19-21 Colloquium Espiritu



After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Lecture: Revisiting Rizal’s Ideas on the Woman Question,” by Dr. Rhodora M. Bucoy

You are invited to another round of Rizalian lecture over Zoom!

Dr. Rhodora M. Bucoy (ret. UP Professor) will speak on “Revisiting Jose Rizal’s Ideas on Woman.” This lecture is part of a continuing webinar series by the Center for Rizalian Studies of the Knights of Rizal-Aloha Chapter.

The flyer below gives details on the lecture and the speaker.

Date and Time: October 23, 2021, Saturday, 5:00 pm in Hawaii (October 24, Sunday, 11:00 am PH time).

Link: OR
Zoom ID: 815 3894 7693
ID: 846816

See you there!

Webinar: “Femininity in Jose Rizal’s Writings,” Eva Washburn-Repollo

The Center for Rizalian Studies of the Knights of Rizal-Aloha Chapter (Hawaii) invites you to the VIRTUAL RIZALIAN LECTURE #8. Free and open to the global public.

Topic: “Femininity in Jose Rizal’s Writings,”
By Eva Washburn-Repollo, PhD
Associate Professor, Chaminade University of Honolulu

Date and Time: September 25, 2021, Saturday, 5:00 pm (UTC 10, Hawaii time)
or September 26, 2021, Sunday, 11:00am [Philippine Time]

Details are found by clicking the flyer below .

Jose Rizal’s literary style in his writings offers the lens of femininity as a cultural pattern. The perspective is cognizant of the voices that are echoed in communal sociological contexts. Femininity is one of the cultural patterns believed to be noted in behaviors where emotional gender roles overlap. Jose Rizal is at once gossipy, but at the same time intellectual and artistic as he captures the emotional depths of the characters he chose to create to portray his defense of the nation he loves. Collectivism is prominent in feminine societies where the views and the needs of the group are even more pronounced. These are evident in his writing, where social roles and duties are defined by the in-group and individuals are emotionally dependent on the social organizations and their group membership. Showing nurturing and empathetic insider details in many scenarios, he chooses to bring an understanding to the experiences of those who are oppressed. His point of view falls under the cultural pattern of Femininity as defined by Hofstede (2008) as compared to definitions of Masculinity. The scenes chosen in this paper exemplify the nature of Rizal’s own foundations that echoes his upbringing, as a storyteller and as an observer.

KOR hosts another Rizalian virtual lecture August 14, 2021

The public is invited to another exciting webinar on Jose Rizal!
Please see flyer below for details.

Lecturer: George Aseniero, PhD, “Rizal’s Geopolitical Analysis and its Implications to the National Struggle.”
Date: August 14, 2021, Saturday, 5:00 pm, Hawaii time (August 15, 2021, Sunday, 11:00 am, Philippine time)
Host: Knights of Rizal-Aloha Chapter.

Dr. Aseniero is a grandson of Jose Aseniero, one of Jose Rizal’s students while on exile in Dapitan, island of Mindanao.

For more information, please contact Dr. Serafin Colmenares or Dr. Raymund L. Liongson at the KOR Facebook Rizal’s Geopolitical Analysis

Webinar on Jose Rizal and development of Tagalog Language

You are invited to another webinar on Dr. Jose Rizal!

Dr. Arthur P. Cassanova will speak on “Rizal’s Role in the Preservation, Propagation and Development of the Tagalog Language” on July 17, 2021, Saturday, 5:00 pm (Hawaii time). This will be July 18, 2021, Sunday, 11:00 am, Manila time.

Dr. Cassanova is the Chairman, Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino.

Dr. Pia Arboleda, Director of the UH Center for Philippine Studies, will serve as Reactor.

Free and Open to the Public. Hosted by the Knights of Rizal-Aloha Chapter.

See you there!