University of Hawai'i at Manoa

The Anti-Marcos Movement in Historical Perspective:
The Unfinished Revolution in the USA

Augusto F. Espiritu

About the Lecture

Professor Espiritu will explore the ways in which the expatriate and second-generation movement to free the Philippines of the Marcos dictatorship and to establish equality for all in the USA, sought to connect itself to the unfinished Philippine Revolution, especially Andres Bonifacio, and the parallels and paradoxes of this attempt at historical identification.

August Espiritu is an associate professor in the History Department and is affiliated with the Asian American Studies Program. He received his Ph.D. from UCLA. His book, Five Faces of Exile: The Nation and Filipino American Intellectuals (Stanford University Press, 2005), examines multiple responses to colonial, national, and racial challenges through the lived experiences and rhetoric of transpacific Filipino writers, who were among the pioneers of Filipino migration to the United States. His next major project is a comparative study of several generations of Filipino, Puerto Rican, and Cuban transnational, exilic intellectuals in the aftermath of the Spanish- Cuban-American War and the Philippine-American War of the late nineteenth century and early twentieth centuries.

Date and Venue: April 27, 2007, Friday, 12:00noon, Moore Hall 319 (Tokioka Room). Free and open to the public.

Lecture jointly hosted by the Department of American Studies, Department of Ethnic Studies, Department of History, and the Center for Philippine Studies. For disability access & other info, please call Theo Gonzalves at (808) 956-8700 or Clem Montero at 956-6086, or email or

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