Thai and Philippine Literature
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The paper relates that Thailand willingly accepted different kinds of national and philosophical influences from other nations while the Philippines were subject to foreign control and colonial influence. The paper shows, therefore, how Philippine literature has emerged in a primarily popular and oppositional context unlike Thailand's literature that is from an academic and complementary historical context.
From the Paper:"Thailand and the Philippines provide interesting contrasting studies of East Asian literature because of their unique geographic locations and histories. Thailand in its early incarnation was a kind of crossroads of South East Asian cultural life and it willingly accepted different kinds of national and philosophical influences from other nations. Its traditional literature up to the 19th century encompasses Buddhist, Chinese, and Indian traditions. The Philippines are islands that were subject to foreign control and colonial influence. They were exposed to the influence of other nations not through geographic proximity, but the imposition of foreign ideas and concepts that were supposed to override the voices of its national, indigenous literature."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Godinez-Ortega, Christine F. "The Literary Forms in Philippine Literature." 9 Jun 2007.http://www.seasite.niu.edu/TAGALog/Literature/literary_forms_in_philippine_lit.htm
- "Philippine Literature." Camper's Point. 9 Jun 2007.http://www.camperspoint.com/article.php3?id_article=227
- "Thai Arts: Literature." Thai Arts. 9 Jun 2007.http://sunsite.au.ac.th/thailand/Thai_Arts/literature.html
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