Saturday, July 17, 2010


Early Chinese Rice Trader in the Philippines

1755 - Governor Manuel de Arandia reports that all non-Christian Chinese have been expelled from the Spanish colony of the Philippines, to be readmitted in the future only on account of trading purposes; 76 years earlier, Spanish governor for the Southeast Asian colony, Juan de Vargas, issued a royal cedula compelling all local unmarried Chinese, whether Catholic Christians or unbaptized, to live at the Parian while the married ones were to remain in Binondo, Manila.

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