Add to your knowledge of Philippine history under the Spanish colonial period with these articles from past issues of Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia, published since 1963 by the UP Asian Center.

Some articles discuss the socio-political and historical developments in the Philippines under Spanish colonialism. Others look into the Filipino uprisings against the Spaniards; development of the Philippine society. A few tackle Philippine relations with other countries.

Philippine Historical Documents in the National Archives of Mexico 

     Asian Studies 4:1 (1966)

Philippine Masonry to 1890 

     John N. SCHUMACHER • Asian Studies 4:2 (1966)

Guardia de Honor: Revitalization within the Revolution 

     David STURTEVANT • Asian Studies 4:2 (1966)

Dutch Relations with the Philippines: A Survey of Sources in the General State Archives, The Hague, Netherlands 

     M.P.H. ROESSINGH • Asian Studies 5:2 (1967)

A Proto-Political Peasant Movement in Spanish Philippines: The Cofradia de San Jose and the Tayabas Rebellion of 1841 

     David SWEET • Asian Studies 8:1 (1970)

General Artemio Ricarte y Garcia: a Filipino Nationalist 

     Maria Pilar S. LUNA • Asian Studies 9:2 (1971)

The Cursillo Movement: Its Impact on Philippine Society 

     Purificacion G. BAUTISTA • Asian Studies 10:2 (1972)

The Encomienda in Early Philippine Colonial History 

     Eric ANDERSON • Asian Studies 14:2 (1976)

The Spanish-Defined Separatismo in Taal, 1895-96: A Prologue to a Revolution 

     Manuelito RECTO • Asian Studies 14:2 (1976)

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The de Manila a Dagupan

     Michael GONZALES • Asian Studies 17 (1979)

A Comparison between the Taxation Systems in the Philippines under Spanish rule and Indonesia under Dutch Rule during the 19th Century 

     Willem WOLTERS • Asian Studies 21 (1983)

Dutch Relations with the Philippines, 1600-1800 

     M. ROESSIGNH • Asian Studies 21 (1983)

The Inquilinos of Cavite and Class Structure in the Late 19th Century 

     Soledad BUHLER • Asian Studies 21 (1983)

Nationalism in 19th-Century Manila 

     Romeo CRUZ • Asian Studies 28 (1990)

Apolinario Mabini and the Establishment of the National Church 

Aurora ROXAS-LIM • Asian Studies 35 (1999)

The Trade Mission to Siam in 1718 in the Context of Filipinas-Siam Relations and Southeast Asian History 

      Ferdinand LLANES • Asian Studies 35 (1999)

Maria Clara and the Market: Women and Change in 19th-Century Philippines 

     Norman OWEN • Asian Studies 36:1 (2000)

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

     George ASENIERO • Asian Studies 49:1 (2013)

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