Authentic Though Not Exotic
Fernando Nakpil Zialcita's collection of essays offers another way to look at the encounter between the Western and the indigenous. It suggests that through a dialectical process, this encounter has generated a broader sense of community that has transcended the kin. Local genius transformed Spanish influences, even as it was itself transformed by the latter, resulting in a new culture. It also argues that Southeast Asia is a recent construct that should be redefined to reflect the diversity of cultures present in it.
Winner, 2005 National Book Award for Social Sciences
Ateneo de Manila University Press, Philippines
First printing, 2005
Third printing, 2011
Softcover / 9 x 6 inches / 340 pages / BW