Filipinos in Nueva España: Filipino-Mexican Relations, Mestizaje, and Identity in Colonial and Contemporary Mexico

  title={Filipinos in Nueva Espa{\~n}a: Filipino-Mexican Relations, Mestizaje, and Identity in Colonial and Contemporary Mexico},
  author={Rudy P. Guevarra},
  journal={Journal of Asian American Studies},
  pages={389 - 416}
  • Rudy P. Guevarra
  • Published 10 November 2011
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Asian American Studies
This essay examines how the Manila-Acapulco galleon era (1565-1815) under Spanish colonialism forged the early mestizaje between Filipino Indio men and Mexican Indian and mixed race women, which produced children who became the first multiethnic Mexican-Filipinos in Nueva España (Mexico). This story is juxtaposed with current migrations of Filipinos to Mexico via the vacation cruise liners, which share a story of contemporary mixing between Filipinos and Mexicans. By acknowledging both their… 

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