Talk and Audio-Visual Show on Philippine Ancestral Gold

Ancestral

This is the last literary event for 2013 of our Bookshop. Co-sponsored by the Silver Lake Library, it is part of our continuing outreach program to make the Filipino presence in the community more visible, as well as to share with mainstream America the rich cultural background of Filipinos. If you will be unable to attend, we accept orders for autographed copies of this collector’s book. Call 310-514-9139 or email us : linda@philippineexpressionsbookshop.com

Event is free and open to the public. Seats are limited.
Street parking is available. RSVP by phone or email or reply to EVENTS in facebook.

Those who want to donate to Typhoon Yolanda Relief may bring canned goods which we will donate to the Historic Filipino Rotary Club who will ship them to the Philippines.

philancestralgoldPhilippine Ancestral Gold
Edited by Florina H. Capistrano-Baker
Essays by Florina H. Capistrano-Baker, John Guy and John Miksic

Publisher: Ayala Foundation and National University of Singapore Press (NUS). 2011. 300 pages.

ISBN 978-971-8551-72-1 HARDCOVER

ISBN 978-971-8551-74-5 SOFTCOVER

Winner of the 31st Philippine National Book Awards for Design

Philippine Ancestral Gold features more than 1,000 gold objects that were recovered in the Philippines from the 1960s to 1981 and now form part of the collection of the Ayala Museum in Manila. Many of these treasures were found in association with tenth-to-twelfth century Chinese export ceramics, and formal similarities with objects from other Southeast Asian cultures affirm regional affinities and inter-island trade networks that flourished in the region before there was regular contact with the Western world. Adornments of elite individuals and the deities they adorned include a spectacular array of golden sashes, necklaces, pectorals, diadems, earrings, finger rings, and arm and leg ornaments. Over 400 full-color photographs are included in the book which you will enjoy immensely.

This important book provides a great deal of material that is almost unknown generally outside of the Philippines. Scholars working on many other topics will find it invaluable, especially those tracing the various maritime trade networks that operated throughout the greater Indian Ocean system.

-Emma C. Bunker, Asian Art Department, Denver Art Museum.

“The authors are among the world’s most experienced specialists on this subject, and the line of vision from the Philippines and other parts of island Southeast Asia to the mainland is novel and most inspiring.”

-Andreas Reinecke, Commission for Archaeology of Non-European Cultures
of the German Archaeological Institute.

“All collections are valuable in different ways. The monetary worth of this one is incalculable. But its deeper value can be assayed only in consideration of its historical and academic significance and the self-knowledge and pride it gives to Filipinos.”

-Florina H. Capistrano-Baker

“…what distinguishes the Philippines goldworking tradition is that it displays a level sophistication only matched by the kingdoms of Java.”

-John Guy

“The Ayala Museum’s Gold Collection is perhaps the country’s greatest tangible cultural asset and can stand comparison with any other assemblage of gold artifacts in the world.”

-John Miksic

Also, visit the Ayala Museum website: www.ayalamuseum.org

About the Author
Nina.GettyFotoFlorina H. Capistrano-Baker received her Ph.D., M.Phil. and M.A.degrees in Art History from the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University in New York City. She was a researcher at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from 1987-1994, director of the Ayala Museum (Philippines) from 2000-2006 and currently consulting curator at Ayala Foundation. She has taught at Northwestern University, University of Illinois at Chicago, Bard Graduate Center and Skidmore College. She is the author of Art of Island Southeast Asia: The Fred and Rita Richman Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art (1994), Multiple Originals, Original Multiples: 19th-century Images of Philippine Costumes (2004), and Embroidered Multiples: 18th-19th Century Philippine Costumes from the National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden, The Netherlands(2007). Her latest book Philippine Ancestral Gold (2011) documents an important corpus of archaeological gold ornaments that give evidence of early maritime trade between the Philippines, China and Southeast Asia before Spanish and American colonization in the 19th century. Dr. Capistrano-Baker is the recipient of fellowships from Columbia University, American Association of University Women, Asian Cultural Council, Ford Foundation, Japan Foundation, Locsin Foundation and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.She is currently a Getty Research Institute Scholar here in Los Angeles.
Celebrate Small Business Saturday with us during this event.

Small Business Saturday is a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all that they do for their communities. Support your community bookshop who has blazed the special trail in marketing Philippine books in the US and who has served the Fil Am community for the last 29 years! During this event, we will display a small selection of titles that you might want to pick up as gifts for Christmas. Come to the lecture, enjoy the audiovisuals, network, see old friends, and at the same time, do your Christmas shopping. If you have a special title in mind, do let us know – call (310) 514-9139 and will bring it to the event for your pick up.
Maraming salamat po!
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Book Talk Series

Two Filipino American Authors and Scholars
will talk and discuss

Filipinas, Feminism and Sex

Dr. Celine Parreñas Shimizu, author and filmmaker
Dr. Rhacel Salazar Parreñas, author and sociologist

Saturday, August 4, 2012
2:00pm –4:30pm
Echo Park Branch Library
1410 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 250-7808 for map/driving/transit http://www.lapl.org/branches/Branch.php?bID=8

Free library parking
Book Talk is Free and Open to the public. Seats are limited and RSVP is requested.
No Host Dinner to follow. RSVP required.
Tel (310) 514 – 9139 or email: linda@philippineexpressionsbookshop.com

 Dr. Rhacel Salazar Parreñas is Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of Southern California. She is known for her work on women’s labor and migration in economic globalization . Her latest and groundbreaking book, Illicit Flirtations: Labor, Migration and Sex Trafficking in Tokyo (2012, Stanford University Press) won the 2012 Distinguished Book Award, Labor and Labor Movements Section from the American Sociological Association. The book describes the experience of “indentured mobility” among migrant Filipina hostesses and bridges current discussions on human trafficking and “gender and migration”. Her other books are Servants of Globalization: Women. Migration and Domestic Work (2001, Stanford University Press); Children of Global Migration, Transnational Families and Gendered Woes (2003, Stanford University Press); The Force of Domesticity: Filipina Migrants and Globalization (2008, New York University Press). For more information on Dr. Parreñas, visit: http://dornsife.usc.edu/soci/rhacel-salazar-parreas/


Filmmaker and film scholar Dr. Celine Parreñas Shimizu is Professor of Film and Performance Studies in the Asian American, Comparative Literature, Feminist and Film and Media Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Her two books are The Hypersexuality of Race: Performing Asian/American Women on Screen and Scene (2007, Duke University Press) which won the Cultural Studies Book Prize from the Association of Asian American Studies andStraitjacket Sexualities: Unbinding Asian American Manhoods in the Movies (2012, Stanford University Press). Her films include Mahal Means Love and Expensive (1993); Super Flip (1997); The Fact of Asian Women (2004) and Birthright (2009)–all available from ProgressiveFilms.com. Her Uprooting Plants Her (1995) is available from Third World Newsreel TWN.org. For more information on Dr. Shimizu and her work, visit: http://www.asamst.ucsb.edu/people/academic/celine-parreñ-shimizu

 If you will be unable to attend but would like to get copies of their books, orders for autographed copies will be accepted until August 3. Just email: orders@philippineexpressionsbookshop.com

The event is part of the ongoing community outreach program of Philippine Expressions Bookshop and is co-sponsored by Echo Park Library Friends headed by Joselyn Geaga-Rosenthal, President.