About the book:
This book shows us how to think about the American century in the Philippines in another way. Colonial representations of the revolution and resistance to U.S. occupation have been contested quite effectively. But the bigger challenge, or rather pressing task, is to interrogate some basic notions that undergird our understanding of Philippine politics—notions that owe their provenance to early attempts by U.S. officials and scholars to pacify the enemy.
Publisher: Ateneo de Manila University Press
Publication Date: 2017
Size: 230 x 155mm
About the author:
Reynaldo C. Ileto received his PhD in Southeast Asian History from Cornell University in 1975. His major works include Maguindanao, 1860-1888: The Career of Datu Uto of Buayan(1971, 2007); Pasyon and Revolution: Popular Movements in the Philippines, 1840-1910 (1979, 2011); Filipinos and their Revolution: Event, Discourse, and Historiography (1998); and Knowledge and Pacification: On the U.S. Conquest and the Writing of Philippine History (2017). He also wrote “Religion and Anticolonial Movements” for the Cambridge History of Southeast Asia (1992) and Knowing America’s Colony, A Hundred Years from the Philippine War (1999).
He was Reader in Asian Studies at the ANU, Associate Professor at the University of the Philippines, and Research Scholar at both Kyoto University and Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. He was Professor of Southeast Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore until 2012 and Adjunct Senior Fellow at Nanyang Technological University to 2017.
His works have earned him the Benda Prize in Southeast Asian Studies (1985), Masayoshi Ohira Prize (1986), Philippine National Book Award (1999), Fukuoka Asian Culture Academic Laureate (2003), and Grant Goodman Prize in Philippine History (2011).