Linguae et Litterae, 2008

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La Lumiere Occidentale: Orientalism and Imagings of Filipinos Ma. Rosario

Ma. Rosario Esguerra

Abstract


There is a wealth of French titles on the country covering a variety of subjects: cyclones, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, new species of snails, the country’s archeological and anthropological importance, cultural minorities like the Negritos, torpedo warfare, higher education, spiritual conquest, French trade and the country’s economic development, the feasibility of having the Philippines as a rest station for French ships in the region and analyses of Spanish colonial policies, among others.

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