About the book:
Grounded in a detailed analysis of the lives and works of Pedro Paterno, T.H. Pardo de Tavera, and Isabelo de los Reyes, the book is a richly textured portrait of a generation that created the self-consciousness of the Filipino nation. It explores the historical conditions that shaped the emergence of a modern Philippine intelligentsia and the unfinished, strange and wondrous itineraries diverse intellectuals took in engaging Western knowledge and dealing with the local realities of the country from, of, and for which they tried or pretended to speak. Brains of the Nation is a groundbreaking work in Philippine intellectual history.
Publisher: Ateneo de Manila University Press
Publication Date: 2008
Size: 230 x 155mm
About the author:
Trained in literature and anthropology, Resil B. Mojares won several National Book Awards from the Manila Critics Circle for works in fields as diverse as literary criticism, urban and rural history, and political biography.
He has been a recipient of prizes for his short stories, a national fellowship in the Essay from the UP Creative Writing Center, and teaching and research fellowships from the Ford, Toyota, and Rockefeller foundations, Fulbright Program, and Social Science Research Council (New York).
He has served as visiting professor at the University of Wisconsin, University of Hawaii, and University of Michigan.
His other books include : Origin and Rise of the Filipino Novel: a General Study of the Novel until 1940 (1983), Theatre in Society, Society in theatre (1985), Dulaang Cebuano (1997), House of Memory (1997), The War Against the Americans (1999), Waiting for Mariang Makiling (2002), The War in Cebu (2015), The Feast of the Santo Nino: An Introduction to the History of a Cebuano Devotion (2017) and Interrogations in Philippine Cultural History (2017)
He is Professor Emeritus at the University of San Carlos in Cebu City.