Abstract

Abstract:

This article examines Philippine texts in Spanish written by two generations of ilustrados, which evidence the birth and consolidation of a pan-Asian sentiment and the development of a discourse of resistance to Spain and the United States by the identification with China between 1880 and 1930. It shows that texts of different genres written in Spanish by Filipino authors reflect a social and political movement that departs from the traditional images of writers with nostalgia for the Spanish colonial period who are opposed to modernity. Finally, it discusses how the exoticization of Asia and the discourse of "yellow peril" are both based on the conception of China as a distant country, and therefore were subverted in the Philippines.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2164-9308
Print ISSN
0034-818X
Pages
pp. 369-394
Launched on MUSE
2021-07-23
Open Access
No
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