By merging a rich national historiography with novel transnational trends, CuUnjieng Aboitiz accomplishes a provocative new interpretation of the Philippine revolution of 1896. Through a masterly juxtaposition of the rooted particulars of “place” with an evolving Pan-Asian sensibility, she reveals the revolution’s deep yet long overlooked Asian resonances. In a deftly paradoxical twist, her innovative international focus illuminates this seminal event’s profound import for the Philippine nation.
—Alfred W. McCoy, author of Policing America’s Empire:
The United States, the Philippines, and Rise of the Surveillance State