Revolutionary Spirit: Jose Rizal in Southeast Asia

Revolutionary Spirit: Jose Rizal in Southeast Asia

John Nery

Format: Print Book

ISBN: 9789814345071

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Like his great contemporaries Sun Yat-sen and Mohandas K. Gandhi, the Philippine patriot and polymath JOSE RIZAL (1861-1896) helped write the history of freedom in Asia. His two subversive novels and an immortal last poem helped inspire the first nationalist revolution on the continent and led to the founding of the first Asian republic. But what was Rizal’s impact on the nationalist awakening in Southeast Asia? REVOLUTIONARY SPIRIT argues that by infusing a revolutionary spirit into the struggle to create a Philippine nation in the late 19th century, Rizal ended up invigorating Indonesian nationalism and Malaysian scholarship, regional political discourse and world literature, in the 20th—and remains must reading in the 21st.

(Length x Height x Width) in mm :148 x 210
Weight in grams: 500
Author Biography:John Nery is Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore and the first Sandra Burton Nieman Fellow in Journalism at Harvard University in Cambridge. A senior editor at the Philippine Daily Inquirer in Manila, he has been recognized for his investigative reports, his book editing and his opinion journalism.
Binding: Hardcover
Keywords: Political Biography
Page count: 280
Imprint: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute
Publication Date: 20110531

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