Sunday, October 10, 2004

Book launch
Liktao at Epiko: Ang Takip ng Tapayang Libingan ng Libmanan, Camarines Sur by Dr. Zeus Salazar will be launched at the Museo Conciliar del Seminario de Nueva Caceres in Naga City on October 15 at 2:00 P.M.

The archaelogical find (liktao) is a burial jar cover found in Libmanan, Camarines Sur which has since been donated to the Museo by collector and archaelogy enthusiast Ermelo M. Almeda. The find has been a subject of an earlier study by retired UP professor Dr. Ma. Lilia F. Realubit and Ermelo M. Almeda. UP professor Dr. Ma. Lilia F. Realubit says, “Liktao at Epiko provides archaelogical evidence for the Bicol epic of Ibalong and the kingdom of Handiong.”

Salazar provides a detailed analysis of the jar cover and links it to other Philippine and Asian cultural traditions. Writing in Filipino, Salazar provides evidence that Libmanan could well be the first socio-political center in the Bicol peninsula. “Ang Libmanan ay isa sa mga imporanteng sentro ng pagbubuo ng estado sa Pilipinas mula pa noong unang mga dantaon B.K.”

Dr. Zeus A. Salazar received his doctorate in ethnology from Sorbonne University and degree in AB History (summa cum laude) at UP. Salazar was among those anthropologists who revealed the “Tasaday Hoax” and conceptualized the “Pantayaong Pananaw and “Bagong Historiograpiyang Filipino”. Now retired from teaching, Salazar devotes his time to writing. He also just finished a two-volume book on Pres. Estrada. Salazar hails from Tiwi, Albay.

Dr. Realubit, chair of the book launch, says that a lecture by the author will follow the book launch.


maria said...

Thanking for posting this notice of Dr. Salazar's book launch. And I hope you can come. Were you his student?

E. Salazar

Ronnel said...

Nope, I was never his student, but I know someone who was and she would tell me stories about his lectures whenever I happen to meet her. Through that friend I had something akin to a vicarious experience of his class. My freshman history professor discussed extensively the pantayong pananaw and forever disabused us of saying the Euro-centric "Far East." I didn't know Prof Salazar's from Albay. I come from Sorsogon. Almost neighbors.

Anonymous said...

i was a student of Dr. Salazar in dlsu. Sadly, he had to retire. It was his last term and we got the chance to be the last batch of students in history of psychology (graduate school). We actually made a book (kumpilasyon) in the said class. always leaving the class with the question "ano ang sigaw ng bayan?" to which we respond "KAKAYANIN!". Such a nice and intelligent man. :) Hope to visit him in his abode in UP one of these days..

Ronnel said...

I used to see Prof. Salazar on the UP campus from time to time. One of my regrets is that I never had the guts to ask to sit in.

Anonymous said...

a friend of mine who went to UP said that only ZAS (Zeus A. Salazar) had a gold door handle in UP. Is it true, terror daw sya nun dun? If so, sobrang naiiba sya sa la salle. I even bought their (him as patnugot and some students here na nag collaborate) book "Kalinangan" and had him sign it. (an advantage of being his student)