This looks like an interesting talk for people who want to learn more about the history of the Philippines.
Saturday University—Empires that Changed Asia Amid Three Empires: the Philippines Under Spain, the United States, and Japan (1565-1946), Vicente Rafael
October 26, 2013
Stimson Auditorium, Seattle Asian Art Museum
Vicente Rafael, Professor of History, University of Washington, examines the emergence of the Philippine nation-state. How did its multi-lingual population and mixed race elites resist and accommodate the forces of imperial powers? The Philippines remains both central and peripheral to the globalized histories of Europe, North America and Northeast Asia.