[Blueboard] You are warmly invited: "What Nation was Aborted?" Special Lecture by Dr. Floro Quibuyen

m baytion alunsina2005 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 6 00:53:35 PHT 2008


Dr. Floro Quibuyen, author of A NATION ABORTED, will speak about how
Rizal has been misrepresented by the prevailing orthodoxy on
Philippine nationalism in a lecture titled, "What Nation was Aborted?
Recovering History from Historians," on Tuesday, November 11, from 4
pm, at the Museo ng Maynila (what used to be the Army and Navy Club),
Roxas Blvd., Manila.

The lecture coincides with the release of the second edition of his A
NATION ABORTED: Rizal, American Hegemony, and Philippine Nationalism,
which contains two new chapters. The book  (rated "one of the most
provocative books" for the '90s by the Japanese publishing house
Iwanami), urges students and teachers and thoughtful readers to
rethink long-held ideas about our history, and to reread Rizal and his
ideas against what has been taken as "official nationalism."

The program will be opened by Ms. Gemma Cruz-Araneta, vice chair of
the co-organizer Manila Historical and Heritage Commission. To lead
the discussion after the lecture, Ms. Sylvia Mayuga and Mr. Alex
Dacanay will give commentaries about the book.

Attesting to the author's broad interests, his short film, "Hibik sa
Dapit-hapon," an imagining of Josephine witnessing Rizal's execution,
will also be shown. "Hibik"  was adjudged one of the top ten films of
the Experimental Cinema of the Philippines Film Festival in 1981.

Through all these years of his varied career, independent scholar Dr.
Quibuyen has been a prolific professor, innovative educator, and
pioneering filmmaker. He has taught over 30 different courses in the
social sciences in several universities here and abroad. He has made
film projects both in the Philippines and Hawaii. And although
officially retired from the UP Asian Center, Dr. Quibuyen continues to
teach as Professorial Lecturer at the University of Santo Tomas.


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