Reinventing the Philippine Revolution
Book Review Aboitiz, Nicole Cuunjieng. Asian Place, Filipino Nation: A Global Intellectual History of the Philippine Revolution, 1887-1912. New York: Columbia University Press; Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2020.
Keywords:Philippine Revolution, Pan-Asianism, Mariano Ponce, intellectual history, transnationalism
This book review explores the work of Nicole Cuunjieng Aboitiz’ Asian Place, Filipino Nation: A Global Intellectual History of the Philippine Revolution, 1887-1912. As opposed to previous works on the period, the said author challenges traditional narratives of the Philippine revolution, by leveraging her study on a transnational, global approach. The book claims direction on three core focuses that this review hopes to hypothesize: (a) the early days of Propaganda Movement and their effort to transnationalize Pan-Asianism, (b) the Philippine revolution and its actors’ regional (and global) links, and (c) the continuing effect of the Philippine cause beyond place and time.