Philippine Chinese

The Chinese in Spanish colonial economy

First published in Tulay Monthly, Chinese-Filipino Digest 1, no. 11 (April 16, 1989): 4. Philippine-Chinese relations has, in spite of some strains, lasted through the centuries. It began in pre-Hispanic times when the traders sailed the south seas and bartered Chinese silk and other wares with the native Filipinos. Their numbers rapidly increased when the …

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Metamorphosis of Philippine Chinese: From Huaqiao to Filipino-Chinese to Chinese Filipino

First published in Tulay Monthly, Chinese-Filipino Digest 1, no. 1 (June 12, 1988): 3, 9. Archaeological and anthropological studies as well as ancient Chinese re-cords indicate that thousands of years before the Spaniards set foot on the Philippine islands, the Chinese were already plying the route from Southern China to all parts of the Philippines …

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