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This Week @ CSEAS
October 27, - October 31, 2014

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Friday Forum:

October 31, 2014 - Maureen Justiniano (PhD Candidate, History, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Profiling Colonial Manila: The Cuerpo de Vigilancia’s Surveillance Network as Agent of Control
     This paper will analyze one of the reactionary forces that strongly depended on native engagement in intelligence gathering at the twilight of Spanish rule in the Philippines. Mired in political and social turmoil in the metropole and its remaining colonies, Spain extended its surveillance system overseas as part of its effort to retain what was left of its dwindling colonial possessions. The creation of the Cuerpo de Vigilancia de Manila in March 1895 expanded the existing native spy network within and without Manila as the colonial state intensified its campaigns against perceived enemies of Spain. However, this study focuses not on this colonial apparatus but rather the native involvement to ensure continuation of Spanish rule. By examining the urban surveillance network, it allows us to re-evaluate our understanding of Manila’s colonial society on the eve of revolution, and provides us with clues about the motivations of urban residents who favored the status quo or represented those at odds with conspirators of rebellion..

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Conversation Tables:

Thai Conversation Table
Thursday, October 30, 4:00-6:00 pm, Lakefront Cafeteria, Memorial Union.
For more information, contact Wiset (Kirk), bamrunwong@wisc.edu

Filipino Conversation Table - Special Movie Showing
Thursday, October 30, 5:30-8:00pm. 206 Ingraham Hall.
For more information, contact Mara Joaquin, joaquin@wisc.edu

Indonesian Conversation Table
Friday, October 31, 3:00-4:0 pm. Lakefront Cafeteria, Memorial Union.
For more information, contact Wuri Kusumastuti, kusumastuti@wisc.edu

Vietnamese Conversation Table
Friday, October 31, 4:00-5:00 pm. 1224 Van Hise Hall.
For more information contact, tduong3@wisc.edu




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Center for Southeast Asian Studies
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