Centre For Southeast Asian Studies 1080 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106 CSEAS, established in 1960, is a recognized world leader in the scholarly study of Southeast Asia (Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam)
LINDA TY-CASPER is the author of 11 novels set in periods critical to Philippine history. Her short stories present a contemporary portrait of the Philippines. She has received the Pamana Award, the FAWN, a Parangal from Ateneo de Manila University, and the SEA WRITE Award, and is currently an officer of the Boston Authors, founded in 1900 by Julia Ward Howe. "The Stranded Whale", her latest novel, was published last year by Giraffe Books.Publication 1 Publication 2 Publication 3 Publication 4 Publication 5 Publication 6
ABSTRACT: Both history and literature are dimensions of memory, speaking of same events differently. This difference is what makes the memory of a common experience whole. Whenever history is silent about events, literature becomes the historical record, preventing history from being recklessly revised through omission, preserving its lessons for the future."The Stranded Whale" is a historical record of the Philippine-American War of 1899, largely absent from American textbooks. Had history books recorded the dilemma of a republic becoming an empire through its decision, in 1898, to join the ranks of the powerful countries, many thorns in Philippine-American relations might have been avoided.
The center is committed to promoting a broader and deeper understanding of Southeast Asia and its peoples, cultures, and historiesby providing resources for faculty, students and the community to learn and disseminate knowledge about the region.