Category Archive: Quezoniana

Sep 05

lunarflesh: Joseph Nicéphore Niépce’s View from the Window at…

lunarflesh:

Joseph Nicéphore Niépce’s View from the Window at Le Gras (1826/27) First successful permanent photograph. 

Sep 05

theurbanhistorian: The Idol of Prewar Manila Before Manny…

theurbanhistorian:

The Idol of Prewar Manila
Before Manny Pacquiao actually thrilled the country and the the world with his lifestyle and his rags to riches story, we could sigh that he was not the first boxing icon to do that.
With the onset of 1920?…

Sep 02

telawrence: T.E. Lawrence with George Brough, creator of the…

telawrence:

T.E. Lawrence with George Brough, creator of the Brough Superior motorcycles he so loved. October, 1930.

Aug 19

“Corinne Vionnet overlays hundreds of tourists’ photos of…

“Corinne Vionnet overlays hundreds of tourists’ photos of Tiananmen Square on top of each other to create really cool images. I love this one especially because of how ephemeral all the people look while the portrait of Chairman Mao almost looks i…

May 10

The Great Book Blockade of 2009: Timeline and Readings (Victory edition!)

Tweet Why the incedeniary video above? It goes to the heart of the Florence Agreement, and the lessons of history it aimed to propagate: that after the Dark Age of Fascism, and its book burnings and lists of forbidden titles, and after the destruction of libraries and schools during the War, there oughtn’t to be …

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May 03

The Great Book Blockade of 2009 (updated)

Tweet My column tomorrow will be on Robin Hemley’s latest Dispatch from Manila, as published in Timothy McSweeny’s Internet Tendency. It details the months-long embargo on book importations that resulted from the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s discovering it could reinterpret international treaties with impunity, until booksellers, faced with escalating storage costs, cried uncle and surrendered …

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Nov 26

The worm within

Tweet This will be my only entry for the rest of this week, as I have to clear the decks and prepare for Asia on the Edge in Singapore this weekend. If you’re there, you may want to attend some of the Thought Leaders activities. The news has now shifted from the killing of impeachment …

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Jun 29

Sixty-six years before Bush

Tweet Franklin D. Roosevelt pays tribute to Filipinos, November 15, 1942:

Apr 20

Baler in the American period

Tweet Baler During The American Period: The Reign Of Quezon by me. Among the Baler, Aurora Book Excerpts Online @ Aurora.ph.

Apr 20

Manuel and Aurora

Tweet Manuel and Aurora by Manuel L. Quezon III, among the Baler, Aurora Book Excerpts Online @ Aurora.ph.   FEROCIOUS STORMS, treacherous undertows, bounty and tragedy: these are the characteristics of the sea that walls in Baler with water on one side. Near-impenetrable lushness, seemingly inexhaustible resources, at times sinister remoteness: these are, the characteristics, …

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Apr 05

The “Windfall” Revenue Controversy, 1937-1941

Tweet The “Windfall” Revenue Controversy (1937-1941): A Perspective on Philippine Commonwealth History by Satoshi Nakano: commonwealth funds windfall debate.PDF

Mar 25

Steam jet boat for the Philippines

Tweet Intriguing story in Ahead of her time: Woman, 94, remembers earlier life as a fireman on Lake Michigan boat.

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