The Spanish Pacific, 1521-1815, Volume 2
The Spanish Pacific, 1521-1815, Volume 2
A Reader of Primary Sources
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Introduction. - Christina H. Lee and Ricardo Padrón
Bibliography of Recent Work in Early Modern Spanish Pacific Studies
1.“Indescribable Misery” (Mis)Translated: A Letter from Manila’s Chinese Merchants to the Spanish King (1598). - Yangyou Fang
2.The First Biography of a Filipino: The Life of Miguel Ayatumo (1673). -Jorge Mojarro
3,Other Agents of Empire in the Spanish Pacific World (1755). - Kristie Patricia Flannery
4. A Chinese Ethnography of Spanish Manila (1812). - Guillermo Ruiz-Stovel
5. On the Legal Grounds of the Conquest of the Philippines (1568). - Guillaume Gaudin
6. A Catholic Conceptualization of the Pacific Ocean: The Mental Geography of Giambattista Lucarelli on His Journey from Mexico to China (1578). - David Salomoni
7. From Manila to Madrid via Portuguese India: Travels and Plans for the Conquest of Malacca by the Soldier Alonso Rodríguez (1582–1584). - Guillaume Gaudin
8. Frustrated at the Door: Alessandro Valignano Evaluates the Jesuits’ China Mission (1588). - Liam M. Brockey
9. A Spanish Utopian Island in Japan (1599). - Giuseppe Marino
10. Two Friars Protest the Restriction on Missionaries Traveling to Japan (1605). - Natalie Cobo
11. A Layman’s Account of the Japanese Christianity (1619). - Noemi Martín Santo
12. The sound and the fury: A Vigorous Admonition from the King of Spain to the Audiencia of Manila (1620). - Jean-Noël Sanchez
13. The Deportation of Free Black People from Seventeenth Century Manila (1636). - Diego Luis
14. Filipino Cultural Practices in Colonial Contexts, as Described by Franciscan Juan de Jesús (1703). - David R. M. Irving
15. Race, Gender, and Colonial Rule in an Illustrated Eighteenth-Century Manuscript on Mexico and the Philippines (1763). - Ernest Rafael Hartwell
16. Censoring Tagalog Texts at the Tribunal of the Inquisition in New Spain (1772). - Marlon James Sales.

Christina Lee, Ricardo Padrón (eds)

The Spanish Pacific, 1521-1815, Volume 2

A Reader of Primary Sources

This second collection of primary sources in English translation ranges across a gamut of places and moments in the early modern Spanish Pacific. It may be used in conjunction with Volume 1 or on its own. While its focus continues to be on the encounters and entanglements that arose in the Spanish Pacific, it more strongly emphasizes the challenges faced by secular and ecclesiastical authorities in their attempts to control a distant colony and reshape its culture, from the complex forms of identify formation in the diverse world of the colonial Philippines to the complexities of inter-imperial rivalry in East and Southeast Asia as a whole. As with Volume 1, each document is introduced by a specialist in the field and includes a list of suggestions for further reading. An introductory essay surveys current work in the field of early modern Spanish Pacific studies and provides a lengthy bibliography.

Christina Lee

Christina Hyo-Jung Lee is Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Princeton University. Her latest book, Saints of Resistance: Devotions in the Philippines under Early Spanish Rule (Oxford University Press, 2021) is the first scholarly study to focus on the dynamic life of saints and their devotees in the Spanish Philippines, from the sixteenth through the early part of the eighteenth century.

Ricardo Padrón

Ricardo Padrón is Professor of Spanish at the University of Virginia who studies the literature and culture of the early modern Hispanic world, particularly questions of empire, space, and cartography. His recently published monograph, The Indies of the Setting Sun: How Early Modern Spain Mapped the Far East as the Transpacific West (University of Chicago Press, 2020) examines the place of Pacific and Asia in the Spanish concept of “the Indies.”