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They Need Nothing: Hispanic-Asian Encounters of the Colonial Period
     

They Need Nothing: Hispanic-Asian Encounters of the Colonial Period

by Robert Richmond Ellis
 

The first comprehensive study of Spanish writings on East and Southeast Asia from the Spanish colonial period, They Need Nothing draws attention to many essential but understudied Spanish-language texts from this era. Robert Richmond Ellis provides an engaging, interdisciplinary examination of how these writings depict Asia and Asians as both similar to

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The first comprehensive study of Spanish writings on East and Southeast Asia from the Spanish colonial period, They Need Nothing draws attention to many essential but understudied Spanish-language texts from this era. Robert Richmond Ellis provides an engaging, interdisciplinary examination of how these writings depict Asia and Asians as both similar to and different from Europe and Europeans, and details how East and Southeast Asians reacted to the Spanish presence in Asia.

They Need Nothing highlights texts related to Japan, China, Cambodia, and the Philippines, beginning with Francis Xavier’s observations of Japan in the mid-sixteenth century and ending with José Rizal’s responses to the legacy of Spanish colonialism in the late nineteenth century. Ellis provides a groundbreaking expansion of the geographical and cultural contours of Hispanism that bridges the fields of European, Latin American, and Asian Studies.

Editorial Reviews

Journal of Historical Geography September 2014 - Raul Marrero-Fente

‘Ellis’s book is a welcome addition to the burgeoning field of early modern Hispano-Asiatic studies… This book constitutes an invaluable research tool for scholars in Hispano-Asiatic studies and to specialists in colonial studies more generally.’

Bulletin of Spanish Studies, vol 92:02:2015 - Christina H. Lee

‘Robert R. Ellis has produced a valuable monograph about Hispanic-Asian cultural encounters during Spanish colonial period…The entirety of Ellis’ book is illuminating in its approach and content.’

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442662940
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
08/06/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Robert Richmond Ellis is Norman Bridge Distinguished Professor of Spanish at Occidental College.

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