Chinese in PH Local History

In search of cattle slaughter pit 台牛坑

A team of researchers from Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran headed to Cagayan Valley and Ilocos in January 2016 to find out more about locations No. 5 Lam-Ong and No. 6 Thay Gu Khang. Initial research was conducted by Conor Lim Dunham at the National Library, National Archives, University of Sto. Tomas archives and the Archdiocesan …

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The Philippines in the Selden Map《東西洋航海圖》

The National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA), as of last count, listed the Philippines as having more than 7,500 islands. Some of our islands are now disputed territory. To combat China’s “historic” claim to these islands, Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio has been using ancient maps of the Philippines, including the Selden …

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Lions of Mingsheng Wenyang

First published in Tulay Fortnightly, Chinese-Filipino Digest, January 19-February 1, 2016. | The lion dance is fast becoming an integral part of Manila’s cultural landscape. At the forefront of the revitalized lion dance scene is a new generation of Tsinoy sports associations, which uphold the values of authentic tradition, professionalism and inclusivity. In this issue, …

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Architecture of the Manila Chinese Cemetery

First published in Tulay Fortnightly, Chinese-Filipino Digest | November 1-14, 2016 | vol. 29 | No. 11 | The vast necropolis in the north of Manila’s Sta. Cruz district, consisting of the North, La Loma and Chinese cemeteries, is a veritable museum to the evolution of Western and Chinese architectural styles and their adaptation and …

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Balagtas and Binondo

First published in Tulay Fortnightly, Chinese-Filipino DigestSeptember 6-19, 2016, vol. 29, no. 7 What does Francisco Balagtas, the “Prince of Tagalog Poets,” have got to do with Binondo?Balagtas was a significant part of Binondo’s cultural history, according to a book by Fred Sevilla.Most historians refer to Binondo as the economic center of the Philippines during …

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Scholars promote better understanding of Chinese overseas — ISSCO

Found all over the world, people of Chinese ancestry can help their adopted countries reach better understanding and cooperation with China and Chinese overseas. This was the general consensus at an international conference – with nearly 280 scholars from 30 countries – held in China last November. It was the 10th such conference by the …

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Tsinoy 2020: International conference on the state of scholarship on the Chinese in the Philippines

Tsinoy 2020 was not just about the phenomenon of Chinese living in the Philippines, calling this nation of islands home. It was a gathering of thoughtful scholars, historians, sinologists and people who became interested in the history and heritage of the Chinese as vital contributions to Philippine studies. German sinologist Prof. Martin Woesler, at the …

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Mariano Ponce’s book in Chinese

China’s reformists and revolutionists had paid great attention and importance to the Philippine war for independence. This is attested by the fact that a book written by renowned propagandist Mariano Ponce is probably the first book by a Filipino translated into Chinese and published in China – not once, but twice. The first edition came …

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Saints, sinners, conquerors, laborers: Binondo street names reflect heritage

Place names are integral to the rich heritage and history of the locale. Often, these names tell of stories, origins and legends there.Recently, controversy arising from the proposed building of the Philippine-China Friendship Bridge spanning Intramuros to Binondo sparked renewed interest in the adverse impact of the destruction of historic places especially in Binondo.Groups such …

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