Pilipino Culture & History Resources Ligaya Caballes September 2, 2014 blog, culture, reading, resources, Uncategorized 1497 Pilipino Culture & History Resources99%Overall ScoreReader Rating: (1 Vote)99% It’s been over a year and since then I have collected more resource material and have finally gotten around to making a whole new updated reference post for those of you interested in reading the material yourselves and enriching yourself with knowledge of our history and cultures. I have broken it down to 4 sections. I. Pre-colonial History & Culture Based on Primary Accounts & Dictionaries Pretty self explanatory. This section focuses on resource on looking at our precolonial history and cultures. The links are for the most part linked to the English translations of the early Spanish accounts and other primary sources regarding our ancestors and history from nearby countries like China, Brunei, & Japan. II. Books Once again, pretty self explanatory. This section focuses on books regarding our history and cultures. Think of it as a list of a Pilipin@ library that you should check out and read. III. Video Clips Though not a lot, there are a few useful videos regarding various aspects of our history and cultures and this section will post links to those videos. Front page of the Boxer Codex IV. Articles, Essays, & Online Archives The final category, which again is pretty self explanatory. This list will be the official reference list and will be periodically updated as I found more resources to add. If you have or find anything to add feel free to drop a comment below so I can add it to the list. I. Pre-colonial History & Culture Based on Primary Accounts & Dictionaries A Manila Galleon depicted in the Boxer Codex Relation de las Yslas Filipinas in 1582 by Miguel de Loarca (scroll down a bit for the English translation) Sucesos de las Islas Filipinas in 1609 by Antonio de Morga Customs of the Tagalogs (two relations). Juan de Plasencia, O.S.F.; Manila, October 21 1589 Relacion de las Islas Filipinas (Part 1) in 1604 by Father Pedro Chirino Relacion de las Islas Filipinas (Part 2) in 1604 by Father Pedro Chirino The Muñoz text of Francisco Alcina’s History of the Bisayan Islands (1668), translation by Paul S. Lietz (note: The link only brings you to the page of the 4 volumes. However, only volume 3 is available online. I highly suggest reading all 4 volumes of Alcina’s Historia de Las Islas e Indios de Bisayas which you can find the English translation for by the Kobak and Guiterrez editions) Relation of the Filipinas Islands 1640 by a religious who lived there for eighteen years (Most agree that the person who wrote this account was Father Diego de Bobadilla) Native races and their customs, from Labor Evangélica, 1663 by Francisco Colin Diccionario mitologico de Filipinas by Ferdinand Blumentritt Looking for the Prehispanic Filipino by William Henry Scott Relation of the Filipinas Islands and of the Character and Conditions of their Inhabitants by Miguel López de Legazpi 1569 Letter to King Felipe II by Andrés de Mirandaola (in regards to the gold mines and describes relations with trade with China and described some settlements), January 8, 1574 Undated letter to the Viceroy of New Spain by Guido de Lavezaris (Manila, 1575?) that mentions the freeing of the natives that were taken to go back to their villages, the trading between the Spanish with the Tagalogs (Moro’s) was at a standstill during this time because of an incident in which Chinese merchandise and 4 Chinese were seized and taken by a few Spaniards in which they stole the goods and those Chinese and others were sent back to China, in which the Spaniard Official (the one writing the letter) was upset about because it was a wrong doing to those who didn’t offend the Spaniards or betray them in anyway. The Tagalogs (Moro’s) distrusted the Spaniards due to this, taking back their goods because of the ill-treatment of the Spaniards. It talks about the asking of married Spaniards to come to the islands as the natives didn’t trust and feel safe toward the unmarried Spaniards but to those that had wives. Letter from Captain Juan Pacheco Maldonado to Felipe II (Manila 1575?) He begins by narrating briefly the conquest of Luzón; then describes the island and its trade, which is carried on with both China and Japan. On account of its wealth and importance, Luzón should be thoroughly subjugated; and Maldonado enumerates the provisions that should be made for that end. Forty or fifty ecclesiastics should be sent; and to aid in their labors a prelate should be appointed, for which post the writer recommends Fray Diego de Herrera. Maldonado urges that five hundred soldiers be sent from Spain and that with these troops conquest should be made of the Liu-Kiu and Japan Islands. He asks also for artisans to build ships, suggesting for this purpose the negro slaves thus employed at Havana. Conquest of the island of Luzon. Manila, April 20, 1572 Relation of the Philipinas Islands. Domingo de Salazar, and others; Manila, 1586–88 Boxer Codex (Pictures of the pages of the whole manuscript with no English Translation) The Boxer Codex part 2 Antonio Pifagetta – Primo viaggrio intorno al mondo 1524 Antonio Pifagetta – Primo viaggrio intorno al mondo 1524(continued) Relation of the Filipinas Islands. Francisco de Sande; June 7,1576. Relation and Description of the Filipinas Islands; June 7 1576 Affairs in the Filipinas Islands. Domingo de Salazar; [Manila, 1583] History of the Bisayan People in the Philippine Islands by Francisco Ignacio Alcina, English Translation II. Books Barangay: Sixteenth-century Philippine Culture and Society by William Henry Scott The Philippine Islands by Blair and Robertson The Philippine Islands by Blair and Robertson (Digital Ebook with pictures, etc.) Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not) by José Rizal translation by Harold Augenbraum Locating Filipino Americans: Ethnicity and the Cultural Politics of Space by Rick Bonus Brown Skin, White Minds: Filipino-/American Postcolonial Psychology by E.J.R. David The Forbidden Book: The Philippine-American War in Political Cartoons by Abe Ignacio, Enrique de la Cruz, Jorge Emmanuel Way of the Ancient Healer: Sacred Teachings from the Philippine Ancestral Traditions by Virgil Mayor Apostol Filipino Tattoos: Ancient to Modern by Lane Wilcken The Forgotten Children of Maui: Filipino Myths, Tattoos, and Rituals of a Demigod by Lane Wilcken Babaylan: Filipinos and the Call of the Indigenous by Leny Mendoza Strobel & Perla Daly Back from the Crocodile’s Belly: Philippine Babaylan Studies and the Struggle for Indigenous Memory by Lily Mendoza & Leny Mendoza Strobel Coming Full Circle: The Process of Decolonization Among Post-1965 Filipino Americans by Leny Mendoza Strobel Philippine Gay Culture: Binabae to Bakla, Silahis to MSM by J. Neil C. Garcia. Benevolent Assimilation: The American Conquest of the Philippines, 1899-1903 by Stuart Creighton Miller An Introduction to Baybayin by Kristian Kabuay Filipino Tattoos: Ancient to Modern by Lane Wilcken Amazons of the Huk Rebellion: Gender, Sex, and Revolution in the Philippines by Vina A. Lanzona History of the Philippines: From Indios Bravos to Filipinos by Luis Francia Philippine Society and Revolution by Amado Guerrero The Decolonized Eye: Filipino American Art and Performance by Sarita Echavez See Toward Filipino Self-Determination: Beyond Transnational Globalization by E. San Juan Jr. Suspended Apocalypse: White Supremacy, Genocide, and the Filipino Condition by Dylan Rodríguez Transpacific Femininities: The Making of the Modern Filipina by Denise Cruz Pin@y Educational Partnerships Volume I and Volume II by Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales Filipino American Psychology: A Handbook of Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice by Kevin Nadal Pinay Power: Peminist Critical Theory by Melinda de Jesus Vestiges of War: The Philippine-American War and the Aftermath of An Imperial Dream 1899-1999 by Angel Velasco Shaw and Luis H. Francia Philippine Ancestral Gold by Florina H. Capistrano-Baker Kapwa: The Self and the Other – Worldviews and Lifestyles of Filipino Culture-Bearers by Katrin de Guia Song of the Babaylan: Living Voices, Medicines, Spiritualities of Philippine Ritualist-Oralist Healers by Grace Nono III. Video Clips Forgotten Philippines: Gold of Ancestors (With English translations) (Parts: 1, 2, 3) Philippine Treasures Video by GMA-7 (No English Translations) (Parts: 1, 2, 3, 4) Ayala Museum Gold Book Philippines Treasures Documentary by GMA-7 Network IV. Articles, Essays, & Online Archives Philippines Epics and Ballads Archive by Ateneo (this has some of the actual recordings of the epic chanters but some don’t have the translations in English yet, they are only translated into Tagalog, and even some aren’t translated at all, however there are brief notes on the epics in pdf format. Also you will need to register an account but its free and you don’t need to attend a school in the Philippines to access the archive, just put in your school name in the field that asks) Any book and essay by F. Landa Jocano. Agricultural Rituals in a Philippine Barrio Notes on Philippine Divinities Notes on the Sulod Concept of Death, the Soul, and the Region of the Dead Any book and essay by E. Arsenio Manuel. Anything by Francisco Demetrio, S.J. Towards a Classification of Bisayan Folk Beliefs and Customs Creation Myths Among the Early Filipinos Death: Its Origin and Related Beliefs Among the Early Filipinos Reading Song-Ming (records from the Chinese during this period) Records on the Pre-Colonial History of the Philippines by Wang Zhenping Anything by Dante L. Ambrosio Bakunawa and Laho Balátik and Moropóro Stars of Philippine skies ‘Mamahi:’ Stars of Tawi-tawi Balatik: Katutubong Bituin ng mga Pilipino The Art of Puso: Palm Leaf Art in the Visayas in Vocabularios of the 16th to the 19th Centuries by Elmer I. Nocheseda Filipino Myths of Death and Speciatlon: Content and Structure by J. 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