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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2019, 2(7); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2019.020701.

The Writing of Philippine Social History in the Filipino American Novel TWICE BLESSED


Hong Shao

Corresponding Author:
Hong Shao

College of Foreign Studies, Guilin University of Electronic Technology, Guilin 541004, Guangxi, China
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The Filipino-American novelist Ninotchka Rosca’s novel “TWICE BLESSED” explores the social history of the Philippines through such historical events as the national presidential election. Through the writing of "big history" such as the Philippine presidential election and "small history" such as the words, deeds and daily activities of major figures, the author allows readers to experience the social and historical conditions of the Philippines between the 1960s and 1980s, so as to stimulate readers' national historical memory and relevant historical thinking of the Philippines. The novel presents a grand and colorful picture of Philippine history, in which the author's worries and hopes about the social and historical destiny of the Philippine nation are revealed between the lines.


TWICE BLESSED, Philippines, Social history writing

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Hong Shao. The Writing of Philippine Social History in the Filipino American Novel TWICE BLESSED. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2019) Vol. 2, Issue 7: 1-7. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2019.020701.


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