The Dragon of Manila by Binondo Group Report Authors: Noel Buensuceso, MyfelPaluga, Dianne Siriban, Anthony Joseph Edeon, BaiZhihong (Joy) Institution: Asian University Digital Resource Network Website: http://people.audrn.net/group/dragonofmanila Email:
Findings/Results/Learnings Perhaps these three words is what capture best our 'raw feel' of the place as we wade through the belly of Chinatown, the 'Dragon of Manila': Time Juxtapositions (of disparate things) and (sadly perhaps) Disconnections For us, is a site of local knowledge showing even in unassuming corners.
Time Old churches (dating back as early as the 1500s), old buildings: the past is alive and well in Binondo. Time and the sense of continuity is what---materially---fully presses into one's sense as one walks through Ongpin Street, the main artery of Chinatown.
Juxtapositions Juxtaposing the old and the new, the sacred and the secular, the Pinoy and the Chinese, and the many seemingly clashing objects in multi-purpose space (economy of space), is Binondo's source of strength
Generation gaps: old Chinese and the young generations
Insights and Reflection(each member will give his/her short insight)
Xie-xie!Salamatpo! Report Authors: Noel Buensuceso, Myfel Paluga, Dianne Siriban, Anthony Joseph Edeon, Bai Zhihong (Joy) Institution: Asian University Digital Resource Network Website: http://people.audrn.net/group/dragonofmanila Email: