Carolinian scholars release book anthology on Cebuano culture

More Cebuano Than We Admit: Aspects of Cebuano History, Culture and Society was officially launched on January 8, 2023, at Casino Español de Cebu, Cebu City. 

National Artist for Literature Dr. Resil B. Mojares (left) and Dr. Hope S. Yu (right).

National Artist for Literature and Professor Emeritus Dr. Resil B. Mojares and Director of the Cebuano Studies Center (CSC) Dr. Hope Sabanpan-Yu edited the book (see photo above). 

Book cover of More Cebuano Than We Admit

The book was written by 14 scholars, most of whom are current and former professors or alumni of the University of San Carlos (see photo below). The authors delved into different aspects of Cebuano culture such as history, language, religious practices, architecture, writing, art, and food, among others. 

Some of the contributors to the book include Trizer Dale Mansueto (3rd from left), former Architecture and Fine Arts Dean Melva Java (4th from left), former CSC Director Erlinda K. Alburo (6th from left), Sabanpan-Yu (7th from left), Mojares (8th from left), and USC Museum curator Jose Eleazar R. Bersales (right).

As an anthology, More Cebuano Than We Admit “seeks to bring to light the ways in which Cebuano culture has left its indelible mark on the complex map of Philippine identity.”

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