Transpacific Enagagements: Trade, Translation and Visual Culture of Entangled Empires (1565 - 1898)

Florina H. Capistrano-Baker (Editor), Meha Priyadarshini (Editor)

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Between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries, competing European empires vied for commercial and political control of oceanic routes between Asia and the Americas. Transpacific Engagements addresses the resulting cultural and artistic exchanges with an emphasis on the Spanish and American enterprises in the Asia-Pacific region. This volume explores artistic expressions of imperial aspirations and imaginaries in the Philippines, Spain, Japan, and Hawaii; the transformations of texts, images, and culinary practices as they moved from one cultural context to another; and the movement of objects and people across the transpacific, with particular attention to the Manila Galleon trade that flourished from 1565 to 1815.

Featuring contributions by art historians, anthropologists, historians, and cultural studies scholars, Transpacific Engagements gathers groundbreaking investigations of objects and histories to illustrate the role of East, South, and Southeast Asian polities and dynasties in these multilateral exchanges.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherAyala Foundation
Number of pages320
ISBN (Print)9786218028258, 9786218028227
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020


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