In commemoration of the 157th birth anniversary of Jose Rizal, the editorial staff of Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia is featuring the following four articles on the Philippines' national hero, all available for download free. 

From Cádiz to La Liga: The Spanish Context of Rizal's Political Thought

George ASENIERO • ASJ 49 (2): 2013

La Liga in Rizal Scholarship

George ASENIERO • ASJ 49 (2): 2013

Jose Rizal and Suehiro Tetcho: Filipino and Japanese Political Novelists

Josefa M. SANIEL • ASJ 2 (3): 1964

Towards community in a doomed world: Rediscovering Rizal's prophetic vision in the age of peak oil and global warming

Floro QUIBUYEN • ASJ 41 (1): 2005

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