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Webinar on Manila Wrongly Portrayed since 1840

Join us in this exciting webinar on “Manilaism” by Dr. Tom Sykes, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom.

Webinar Title: “Getting Manila Wrong Since 1840: Flawed Simulations, Third World Blues and Other Western Literary  Misrepresentations.” 

Date: February 22, 2022, 3:00-4:30 pm (Hawaii time)

Register in Advance: https://hawaii.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAude6ppzwpGNGAzKoNKRQA7NDwrAU5jGew

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What the webinar is about: Dr Tom Sykes, Senior Lecturer at the University of Portsmouth, UK, draws from his recently published book, Imagining Manila, to describe several enduring representational tropes and devices that have defined a trajectory of British and American Orientalist fiction, travel writing and journalism about the city of Manila. Termed “Manilaism,” he will discuss counter-hegemonic canon of Filipino and foreign writers who have dissented from this distorted view of Manila.

Co-sponsors: UH Department of English

More details are found here:

Faculty Dialogue (Webinar): Rizal and his Chinese Ancestry

Coming Up soon! 

The Center for Chinese Studies hosts a Faculty Dialogue (via Zoom) on Dr. Jose Rizal and his Chinese Ancestry, in cooperation with the Center for Philippine Studies.

Date:  February 2, 2022, 12:00-1:30 pm

Register: https://hawaii.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9iV31aasTDS8EvZJRqqWbA

Dr. Pia Arboleda will spearhead the discussion on Rizal:  “The Philippine National Hero’s Chinese Ancestry: Issues and Controversies.”

Jose Rizal was a patriot and visionary whose literary masterpieces exposed societal injustice under Spanish rule and the oppression of Filipino people by the Church. Yet his Chinese ancestry has always been surrounded by controversy. In the Philippines, courses focused on Rizal do not discuss his heritage; and the general attitude toward the idea that Rizal is Chinese is one of disbelief and denial…

The original announcement is found in http://manoa.hawaii.edu/chinesestudies/2022/01/spring-2022-webinar-schedule/

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Understanding China Series Event 7:

  “The Philippine National Hero’s Chinese Ancestry: Issues and Controversies” 

Jose Rizal was a patriot and visionary whose literary masterpieces exposed societal injustice under Spanish rule and the oppression of Filipino people by the Church. Yet his Chinese ancestry has always been surrounded by controversy. In the Philippines, courses focused on Rizal do not discuss his heritage; and the general attitude toward the idea that Rizal is Chinese is one of disbelief and denial. This presentation will discuss factors giving rise to misconceptions about Rizal’s ancestry in the context of 19th century Philippines, and its implications in today’s society. At the heart of this issue is the anti-Chinese bias that has been perpetuated over the centuries. I draw upon Craig Austin’s Lineage, Life and Labors of Jose Rizal: Philippine Patriot, Nick Joaquin’s A Question of Heroes, Alfonso O. Ang’s (a.k.a. Tu Yiban) Rizal’s Chinese Overcoat, as well as writing by scholars like Ambeth Ocampo and John Schumacher, and offer insights on how the misinterpretation of Ibarra’s character in Rizal’s major novels, Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo, have contributed to the controversy. My aim is to inform about Rizal’s Chinese ancestry as a way of confronting and rejecting anti-Chinese attitudes.#

Recipient of the 2015 Regent’s Medal for Excellence in Teaching, Pia Arboleda is Associate Professor and Chair of the Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures Department. She holds a Doctor of Arts degree in Language and Literature, a master’s degree in Filipino Language in Literature, and a Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Marketing from De La Salle University. Prior to joining UH, she served as Visiting Professor at Osaka University and Assistant Professor at University of the Philippines Baguio. She is currently the Director of the Center for Philippine Studies. Ming-Bao Yue is Associate Professor of Modern Chinese Literature in the Department of East Asian Languages & Literatures, and currently Director of the Center for Chinese Studies.

Co-sponsored by the UH Mānoa Center for Philippine Studies.

 To learn more about the events of the Center for Chinese Studies, please join our online community at manoa.hawaii.edu/chinesestudies, or follow us on Instagram at uhawaiiccs. To make a donation to the Center, go to https://giving.uhfoundation.org/funds/12122004

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 gradconf@hawaii.edu.

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

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

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REGISTER ON ZOOM TO JOIN

https://hawaii.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAkfuurrjkuG9BviwWTR-hSdI2A9f8W2VXn

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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: tinyurl.com/rizalianlecture9 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 .

ABSTRACT:
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.