Resil Mojares

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Resil B. Mojares is a Filipino historian and critic of Philippine literature best known for his books on Philippine history. He is acclaimed by various writers and critics as the Visayan Titan of Letters, due to his immense contribution to Visayan literature.[1] He was recognized in 2018 as a National Artist of the Philippines for Literature - a conferment which represents the Philippine state's highest recognition for artists.[2][3]

Mojares has a bachelor’s degree in English, a master’s degree in Literature and postgraduate studies all at the University of San Carlos, as well as a Ph.D. in Literature from the University of the Philippines Diliman. A retired Professor at the University of San Carlos (USC) in Cebu City, he was a founding director (1975–96) of USC's Cebuano Studies Center, a pioneering local studies center in the Philippines.

Mojares has authored books on Philippine history, literature, and politics, including studies on three eminent Filipino intellectuals (Pedro Paterno, T.H. Pardo de Tavera, and Isabelo de los Reyes).

He has been a recipient of six Philippine National Book Awards. His books include The War Against the Americans: Resistance and Collaboration in Cebu Province; Aboitiz: Family & Firm in the Philippines; House of Memory: Essays; and Vicente Sotto, The Maverick Senator (Cebuano Studies Center, 1992).

Mojares has been a visiting professor at Kyoto University, the National University of Singapore, and the University of California at Los Angeles where he lectures on "The Philippine Novel" and "Topics in Philippine Cultural History".

Mojares is writing the history of Cebu Province for the Cebu Town History Project.

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  2. ^ Chua, Paolo (2018-10-23). "Here Are the Shortlisted Names For the 2018 Philippine National Artist Award". Town and Country Philippines. Archived from the original on 2018-10-23. Retrieved 2018-10-23.
  3. ^ Zulueta, Lito B. (2018-10-24). "7 new national artists to be proclaimed Wednesday". The Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2018-10-24.

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