Chinese and Chinese Mestizos of Manila: Family, Identity, and Culture, 1860s-1930s

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BRILL, Jan 25, 2010 - History - 472 pages
Taking a micro-historical approach to the study of ethnic identities in the Philippines, this book offers a fascinating portrait of how Chinese merchant families in Manila negotiated the meanings of “Chinese,” “Chinese mestizo,” “Catholic,” and “Filipino” from 1860s to 1930s.
 

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Contents

Introduction To be a Filipino and Chinese in the Philippines
1
History and Society
23
An Overview
53
Precursors of Modern Chinese Transnationalism in the Philippines
91
Chapter 4 Catholic Conversion and Marriage Practices among Chinese Merchants
145
Chapter 5 Family Life and Culture in Chinese Merchant Families
179
Chapter 6 Rethinking the Chinese Mestizos and Mestizas of Manila
239
Chapter 7 Early American Colonial Rule in the Philippines and the Construction of Filipino and Chinese Identities
281
Family Identity and Culture in the Early Twentieth Century
333
To be Filipino or to be Chinese
369
Conclusion
403
Glossary of Chinese Characters
415
References
423
Index
441
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