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About philcsc

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

JOSE RIZAL, honoring the national hero of the Philippines, 19 June 1861


A HOMAGE TO JOSE RIZAL, REVOLUTIONARY NATIONAL HERO, on the occasion of his birth anniversary By E. SAN JUAN, JR. Philippines Studies Center On the occasion of Rizal’s 150th birth anniversary in 2011, the Paciano Rizal Family Heritage released for … Continue reading

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W.E.DU BOIS, GEORGE JACKSON, MUMIA ABU JAMAL–Beyond Pandemic


PREPARING FOR THE TIME OF REPARATION:  SPECULATIVE  CUES  FROM W. E. B. DU BOIS, GEORGE JACKSON  AND MUMIA ABU-JAMAL By E. San Juan, Jr., Philippines Studies Center, Washington DC Let us not forget that in the Negro people, there sleep … Continue reading

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Interrogating Transnationalism by E. San Juan, Jr.


INTERROGATING TRANSNATIONALISM: The Case of the Filipino Diaspora in the Age of Globalized Capitalism By E. SAN JUAN, Jr. Philippines Studies Center, Washington DC, USA Contemporary cultural studies posit the demise of the nation as an unquestioned assumption, almost a … Continue reading

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Poems & Texts by CARLOS BULOSAN


TEXTS BY CARLOS BULOSAN “Song for Chris Mensalvas’ Birthday” How many years did we fight the Beast together, You in your violent way, in your troublous world, I in my quiet way, with my songs of love? Over the years … Continue reading

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BAKAS–tula ni E. San Juan,Jr.


BAKAS:  Dalumat ng Gunita’t Hinagap, Memorya ng Kinabukasan — ni  E. SAN JUAN, Jr.   AVENIDA RIZAL, STA. CRUZ (1938-1944) Buhay ay pakikipagsapalaran, lihis sa iyong pagnanais o pagnanasa Pook na dinatnan ay hindi nakaguhit sa dibdib, balintunang hinala Pook na … Continue reading

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Faustino Aguilar’s novel BUSABOS NG PALAD: Critique & Metacommentary


KWALTA, ANG SAGRADONG PUTA, PAGWAWALDAS: Politikang Sekswal at Tunggalian ng Mga Uring Panlipunan sa BUSABOS NG PALAD, nobela ni Faustino Aguilar   —E. San Juan, Jr. University of Connecticut   …The flesh will still be the thinking place of the … Continue reading

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Signals for a Filipino Exile– sent by E. San Juan, Jr.


EMERGENCY SIGNALS FROM A FILIPINO EXILE BY E. SAN JUAN, JR     Ang hindi lumingon sa pinanggalingan ay hindi makararating sa paroroonan. [One who does not look back to where he came from will not reach his destination.] –Ancient … Continue reading

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NICK JOAQUIN’S APOCALYPSE by E. San Juan Jr.


NICK JOAQUIN’S APOCALYPSE: Women and the Tragi-comedy of the “Unhappy Consciousness”   by E. SAN JUAN, Jr. Emeritus professor of English & Comparative Literature, University of Connecticut, USA When we say of things that they are finite, we mean thereby..that … Continue reading

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K0NTRA-MODERNIDAD ni E. San Juan, Jr.


KONTRA-MODERNIDAD: PAKIKIPAGSAPALARAN SA PAGTUKLAS NG SARILI NATING MAPAGPALAYANG KABIHASNAN Kung ang katotohanan ay matatagpuan sa pagtutugma ng katuwiran at karanasan, ang kabutihan ay matatamo sa pagtutugma ng teorya at praktika. –APOLINARIO MABINI, La Revolucion Filipina ni E. SAN JUAN, Jr. … Continue reading

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Introduction to Carlos Bulosan’s AMERICA IS IN THE HEART


INTRODUCTION to CARLOS BULOSAN’s AMERICA IS IN THE HEART By E. SAN JUAN, Jr. Emeritus professor of Ethnic Studies & Comparative Literature, Washington State University When America Is in the Heart (AIH) appeared in 1946, the Philippines was about to … Continue reading

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