Public Lecture by Dr. Reynaldo C. Ileto in Fukuoka


Dr. Reynaldo C. ILETO, who won the Academic Prize of the Fukuoka Prize in 2003, will be back in Fukuoka to speak about a Philippine history. Invited to speak at an open lecture organized by the Fukuoka City, Dr. Ileto will come to Fukuoka and deliver a lecture entitled "The Philippines in the 20th Century: Child, Friend and Foe of Empires", together with Dr. Hiromu Shimizu, Professor at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University.

In his lecture, Dr. Ileto will present a panorama of Philippine history from the late 19th century to the present, including the country’s current situation. He will also touch on the continuing influence of colonial rule on the Philippines even after the nation achieved independence through the revolution of 1896 and the subsequent secession from Spain in 1898, the Filipino-American War of 1899-1902, and the Japanese occupation from 1942 to 1945. The current South China Sea dispute will be looked at from a historical point of view.



Event Details
Title Public Lecture by Dr. Reynaldo C. Ileto
"The Philippines in the 20th Century: Child, Friend and Foe of Empires"
Date Saturday, July 23, 2016 13:30-15:30 (Open 13:00)
Venue Medium Hall, 7F, ELGALA Hall
1-4-2 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka access
Fee Admission free (Application required) *Accepted on a first come, first served basis. Seating capacity: 120
Language Simultaneous interpretation available
Schedule 13:40 - 14:40 Keynote Lecture by Dr. Reynaldo C. Ileto
14:55 - 15:30 Discussion with Dr. Hiromu Shimizu (Professor at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University)
How to Apply
  • Email / Please email to indicating: 1) your name, and 2) your contact details, and "Registration for Public Lecture" as the subject.
  • Phone / 092-761-7322 (10:00-17:00, Monday to Friday, excl. national holidays)
  • Fax / 092-716-7143

*There will be no replies sent upon registration. Replies will be sent only if the event reaches capacity.
If the event is not full on the day, you are welcome to participate without prior registration.

Organization Fukuoka City / Fukuoka City International Foundation / The Japan Foundation Asia Center
Cooperation Fukuoka Philippines Friendship Association
Administration Secretariat of the Fukuoka Prize Committee, International Affairs Dept., Fukuoka City


Dr. Reynaldo C. Ileto
Dr. Reynaldo C. Ileto

Dr. Ileto is a historian who taught at the University of the Philippines, the Australian National University and the National University of Singapore until his retirement in 2012. He was a visiting senior scholar at Kyoto University (1991) and Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (2001). His most well-known publication, Pasyon and Revolution: Popular Movements in the Philippines, was translated into Japanese and published by Hosei University Press in 2005. He was the Academic Prize Laureate of the 14th Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize in 2003. In 2012, Ateneo de Manila University conferred on him its highest university award, the Gawad Tanglaw ng Lahi (Guiding Light of the Nation).

Dr. Hiromu Shimizu
Dr. Hiromu Shimizu

Dr. Shimizu is a graduate of the University of Tokyo and received his MA and PhD (Sociology) from the same institute. He was an associate professor of the College of General Education at Kyushu University, a visiting professor of the Beijing Center for Japanese Studies at Beijing Foreign Studies University, and a professor of the Graduate School of Social and Cultural Studies at Kyushu University. Since October 2006, he has been a professor at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University. His research fields are regional studies and cultural anthropology. His interests include researching the process of creative rehabilitation from natural disasters and comparative studies on post-war Japan and the Philippines, where self-formation was enforced under the overwhelming US influence. He has served as Chair of the Academic Prize Selection Committee for the Fukuoka Prize since 2015.




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