Chinese and Chinese Mestizos of Manila

Chinese and Chinese Mestizos of Manila

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Taking a micro-historical approach to the study of ethnic identities in the Philippines, this book offers a fascinating portrait of how Chinese merchant families in Manila negotiated the meanings of a€œChinese, a€ a€œChinese mestizo, a€ a€œCatholic, a€ and a€œFilipinoa€ from 1860s to 1930s.All the types followed the standard wood frame that included pillars, beams on the roof, rafters, columns, and windows. ... (that) consisted primarily of a brick or stone faced with red tile and red shutters, combined with the curved roof and broad eve, surrounded by a ... private residences to build their houses in the same style as the palace, explaining the upward-projected roof ridge found in private homes.

Title:Chinese and Chinese Mestizos of Manila
Author:Richard Chu
Publisher:BRILL - 2010-01-25


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