About the book:
An estimated four thousand Filipinos leave the country every day, roughly a million every year. In 2004, 8.08 million Filipinos left the country. Today, with a population totaling a hundred million, that would run to about 15 million, with about 3-4 million in North america and the rest scattered around the world.
The first two essays attempt to locate the migrant Filipino/a in this discursive horizon. The three other essays focus on the literary contribution of Filipinos to the modernist and postmodernist archive, framed by a critique of the dominant paradigms of Asian American studies. The Afterword returns (the reader) to the plight of women in the current political and social order, marked ominously by a return to the ignominious past when the US enjoyed both political and military supremacy under the cover of Cold War exigencies.
Publisher: University of Santo Tomas Publishing
Publication Date: 2016
Size: 230 x 153mm
About the author:
Epifanio San Juan is currently a Professorial Lecturer at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines and was recently a Research Fellow of the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas,Austin and of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute, Harvard University. He was Professor and Chair of the Department of Comparative American Cultures, Washington State University and a visiting professor in various universities in the US , China, Italy and Belgium.