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.
Keywords: Philippine Revolution, Pan-Asianism, Mariano Ponce, intellectual history, and transnationalism
Luis Zuriel P. Domingo is a graduate student of history at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila. His research interests include modern intellectual history, nationalism in the Philippines and Southeast Asia, and post-1989 globalization: politics & pop-culture.
Currently, he is working on a thesis project offering a detailed historical investigation related to the ratification of ‘parity rights’ and the resurgence of post-war nationalism against foreign control of economy from 1946 to 1972.
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