Philippine National Book Development Board 34th National Book Awards

Kanami Namiki’s book Ramon Obusan, Philippine Folkdance and Me: From the perspective of a Japanese Dancer won the National Book Award for Best Book of Non-Fiction in English, awarded by the Philippine National Book Development Board. The book is based on Kanami’s M.A. thesis, written at NUS under the supervision of Professor Reynaldo Ileto. Kanami is currently a PhD candidate at the NUS Department of Southeast Asian Studies.


New Publication: Remembering/Rethinking EDSA by JPaul S. Manzanilla and Caroline Hau (eds.)

The Department of Southeast Asian Studies is pleased to announce a new co-edited publication by our doctoral student JPaul S. Manzanilla.


Manzanilla, JPaul S and Caroline Hau (eds.), Remembering/Rethinking EDSA, Philippines: Anvil Publishing Inc., 2016

In the thirty years since the “People’s Power Revolution” of 1986, there is still no consensus on what EDSA was and what it means. Remembering/Rethinking EDSA is an anthology that gathers together the reminiscences and reflections of activists, academics, and artists, focusing not only on those who took part in the event, but also on those who came of age in the wake of EDSA. The act of remembering becomes an occasion for rethinking and reassessing the contested legacy of EDSA and its continuing implications for present and future generations of Filipinos.