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E.SAN JUAN, Jr. directs the Philippines Cultural Studies Center, Washington DC, USA and lectures at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines.

THE FILIPINO DIASPORA: Emblem & Symptom by E. San Juan, Jr.


Speculations on the Filipino Diaspora: Recognizing Ourselves in OFWs; or Progress Over Our Dead Bodies E. San Juan, Jr. Polytechnic University of the Philippines In the era of “post-truth” and “alternative facts,” can we still talk intelligibly about 12 million … Continue reading

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CRITIQUE OF IMPERIAL CULTURAL STUDIES TODAY–by E.San Juan, Jr.


REFLECTIONS ON IMPERIAL CULTURAL STUDIES AND THE PROBLEM OF INDIGENIZATION IN THE PHILIPPINES By E. San Juan, Jr. Dept of English,  University of the Philippines The re-election of Barack Obama to a second term as president of the United States … Continue reading

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TRANSKRIPSYON / TRANSCRIPTION– by E. San Juan, Jr.


TRANSKRIPSYON NG ILANG BYTES NG KOMPYUTER NG NASA, WASHINGTON, DC,USA —“Everyone in the planet is under total surveillance today.” –Edward Snowden –“Nothing is meaningless….”  –Sissi, sa pelikulang The Princess & the Warrior  Gising ka na ba?  Anong gumagapang na hayop … Continue reading

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WOMEN’S LIBERATION IN THE PHILIPPINES (circa 2007)


WOMEN’S LIBERATION IN THE PHILIPPINES: A Balikbayan’s Report (circa 2007) By E. San Juan, Jr. , Fellow, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin …Power resides in the people. What we did was our heritage… We decided to rebel, to rise … Continue reading

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E. San Juan, CARLOS BULOSAN: Revolutionary Filipino Writer in the U.S.–paperback edition out, from Peter Lang, Inc.


Carlos Bulosan–Revolutionary Filipino Writer in the United States: A Critical Appraisal is an in‐depth, critical evaluation of Bulosan’s major works in the context of the sociopolitical changes that configured his sensibility during the Depression, the united‐front mobilization prior to World … Continue reading

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New Foreword to the reprint of E. San Juan, SUBVERSIONS OF DESIRE: Prolegomena to Nick Joaquin, University of Santos Tomas UNITAS issue, 2018.


Foreword  to the 2018 reprint of SUBVERSIONS OF DESIRE, U.S.T. Press by E San Juan, Jr.   With the 2017 launching of The Woman Who Had Two Navels and Tales of the Tropical Gothic as a Penguin Classic, Nick Joaquin’s status … Continue reading

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NICK JOAQUIN’S APOCALYPSE


NICK JOAQUIN’S APOCALYPSE: The Tragi-comedy of the “Unhappy Consciousness”  When we say of things that they are finite, we mean thereby..that Not-being constitutes their nature and their Being…Finite things…are related to themselves as something negative, and in this self-relation send … Continue reading

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