A unique, revealing look at the history and contemporary culture of the Philippine Islands and their multicultural and foreign-influenced facets. * An etiquette section that discusses respect and levels of interaction, first names and surnames, titles of respect, and core values versus surface values * Twelve photographs of noteworthy figures such as physician and novelist Jose Rizal, nationalist Andres Bonifacio, and other Filipino heroes
This text provides a study of Japanese-Philippine relations, putting them into a historical context of the relationship between the two countries and the two peoples before the occupation of the Philippines.
This clear and nuanced introduction to the Philippines explores the ongoing dilemma of state-society relations, explaining the peculiar nature of a weak state that has managed to survive rebellions, dictatorship, and economic crisis, yet is unable to foster economic development and equality and guarantee long-term political stability.
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Focusing on a rice farming village in central Luzon, Kerkvliet argues that the faction and patron-client relationships dealt with by conventional studies are only one part of Philippine political life.