The Rise of Filipino Postcolonial Knowledge: Philippine Studies, the Institute of Philippine Culture, and the Ateneo de Manila University Press

Charlie S. Veric, Ateneo de Manila University

A contribution to the yet unwritten histories of

Philippine Studies ( PS ),the Institute of Philippine Culture (IPC), and the Ateneo de ManilaUniversity (ADMU) Press, this article examines the rise of Filipinopostcolonial institutions of knowledge production in the shadow ofthe Cold War. It argues that PS, IPC, and ADMU Press constituteda coherent and coordinated network that sought to establish apostcolonial culture of knowledge production after 1946. Moreover,their development signaled the rise of decolonizing thought thatcoincided with the emergence of Cold War area studies.