Epifanio San Juan, Jr., a Filipino cultural critic and public intellectual, donated his works to the UP Library recently. The works include published, as well as typescript, photocopies, and drafts of his articles/essays. The donation numbering around a hundred also includes his articles/essays on Carlos Bulosan and some of his published books. “His works span a broad spectrum of fields and disciplines, from cultural studies, comparative literary scholarship, ethnic and racial studies, postcolonial theory, semiotics to philosophical inquiries in historical materialism. His books and controversial articles have been widely quoted, referenced, and discussed. He is probably the first major Filipino intellectual with a wide-international reputation, in the postmodern era.”

 

E. San Juan Jr., an internationally recognized scholar, currently directs the Philippines Cultural Studies Center in CT., USA, is. A diasporic intellectual originally from Manila, Philippines, he holds an M.A. and Ph.D in English literature from Harvard University. He has taught English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Brooklyn College (CUNY), University of Connecticut, the University of the Philippines, and the Universita degli studi di Trento.

San Juan’s book Racial Formations/Critical Transformations won awards from the Association for Asian American Studies and the Gustavus Myers Center for Human Rights. He received the 1994 Katherine Newman Award from the Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literatures in the United States and the 1999 Centennial Award for Achievement in Literature from the Cultural Center of the Philippines. His collected poems in Filipino written in the last four decades, Alay sa Paglikha ng Bukang-liwayway, was published by Ateneo de Manila University Press; and a new collection of poems, Sapagkat Iniibig Kita, was released in 2005 by the University of the Philippines Press, Quezon City, Philippines.

E. San Juan Jr. received his A.B. magna cum laude from the University of the Philippines, his M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. He has taught English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Brooklyn College (CUNY), University of Connecticut, and Bowling Green State University. He was 1987-88 Fulbright lecturer at the University of the Philippines and Ateneo de Manila University. He is one of the internationally distinguished writers included in the HarperCollins World Reader. He serves on the editorial board of Amerasia, Cultural Logic, Nature Society and Thought, Left Curve, Atlantic Studies, and many other international journals.

 

His recent books are: Rizal: Beyond Postcolonial Theory (Palgrave/St. Martin’s Press); From Exile to Diaspora: Versions of the Filipino Experience in the United States (Westview Press); Hegemony and Strategies of Transgression: Essays in Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature (State University of New York Press); The Philippine Temptation: Dialectics of U.S.-Philippines Literary Relations (Temple University Press); Mediations: From A Filipino Perspective (Anvil Publishing Co.); Allegories of Resistance (University of the Philippines Press), History and Form (Ateneo de Manila University Press); and Racism and Cultural Studies (Duke University Press). After Postcolonialism: Remapping Philippines-US Confrontations (Rowman and Littlefield) won the 2001 Myers Distinguished Book Award. His collection of essays in philosophy and cultural studies, Working Through the Contradictions: From Cultural Theory to Critical Practice (Bucknell University Press), was released in 2004. His recent books are: Filipinos Everywhere (IBON Books) and On the Presence of Filipinos in the United States (Sarimanok). Forthcoming are: US Imperialism and Revolution in the Philippines (Palgrave) and In the Wake of Terror: Race, Ethnicity, Nation and Class in the Postmodern World (Lexington). –RYTarlit

 

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