Galang, Jely A.

Jely A. Galang is Assistant Professor of History at the University of the Philippines (UP) in Diliman, Quezon City. He is currently on study leave to pursue postgraduate studies (PhD Asian Studies – History) at Murdoch University, in Perth, Western Australia. His dissertation examines the lives and circumstances of working class Chinese in the nineteenth-century Philippines, with particular emphasis on vagrants, unemployed and marginally-employed, as well as those unable to pay their taxes and had no documents of identification. His work analyzes how these social outcasts - considered by the Spanish colonial state as “dangerous” and potential criminals – employed overt and subtle strategies in order to live and survive.

Asst. Prof. Galang has handled classes in Philippine History, Asian History, and Philippine Institutions 100. Before he became part of the UP Diliman History Department, he taught at UP Los Baños. He received his BA (cum laude, 2004), and MA (2009) History degrees from UP Diliman. In 2010, he was the recipient of the Young Historian’s Prize for his master’s thesis on Ilocano migration to Tarlac (1860-1935). The Prize was awarded by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

Asst. Prof. Galang has presented papers in local and international conferences mostly related to Philippine Chinese and Chinese diaspora. He has published in academic journals such as Saliksik: ADHIKA ng Pilipinas Journal, and the Philippine Social Sciences Review. He also contributes to Tulay: The Chinese Filipino Digest. He is a member of the Philippine National Historical Society (PNHS), Philippine Association for Chinese Studies (PACS), and Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA).

A. EDUCATION (Most recent degree first)
  • Name of school
    Murdoch University (Perth)
    Degree w/ year attained/expected to attain
    PhD Asian Studies (History) (2019)
    Dissertation/Thesis Title
    Vagrants and Outcasts:
    Chinese Labouring Classes, Criminality,
    and the State in the Philippines, 1831-1898
  • Name of school
    University of the Philippines (Diliman)
    Degree w/ year attained/expected to attain
    MA History (2009)
    Dissertation/Thesis Title
    Isang Pangkasaysayang Pagsisiyasat
    sa Pagkabuo ng Camangaan, Moncada, Tarlac (1860-1935)
  • Name of school
    University of the Philippines (Diliman)
    Degree w/ year attained/expected to attain
    BA History, cum laude (2004)
    Dissertation/Thesis Title
    Patakarang Pangmilitar
    ng Administrasyong Ramos (1992-1998)
    (Co-authored with A. Manong, R. Mutia,
    and S. Omar)

  • Chinese in Philippine Life
  • Ethnic Chinese in Southeast Asia
  • Chinese Buddhism
  • History of Everyday Life
  • Crime and Punishment
  • Ilocano Migration
  • Galang, Jely A. “Buddhist, Labourer, Undocumented: The Case of Chieng Liang-un in Leyte, 1891,” Tulay Fortnightly, Chinese-Filipino Digest, 29:8. 20 September- 3 October 2016, pp. 8-9.
  • Galang, Jely A. “Flowing into China: Silk for Silver,” Tulay Fortnightly, Chinese-Filipino Digest, 27:15-16. 20 January -2 February 2015. pp. 17-18.
  • Galang, Jely A. “Kaisipan, Kapookan, Lawak at Anyo ng Paglaban: Ang Saysay ni Bonifacio at ang Himagsikang Pilipino,” Saliksik e-Journal, Tomo 3, Bilang 2 (November 2014), pp. 335-343.
  • Galang, Jely A. “Si Bonifacio, Ang Himagsikan at ang Pakikibaka ng mga Anakpawis sa Kasalukuyan,” (Book review), Saliksik e-Journal, Tomo 3, Bilang 2 (November 2014), pp. 362-369.
  • Galang, Jely A. “Sampan: Kalakalang Tsina-Pilipinas Mula Sinaunag Panahon Hanggang Ika-19 Dantaon,” sa Ubaldo, Lars C. (ed.), Puod: Kasaysayan at Kalinangan ng mga Pamayanang Maritimo sa Pilipinas (Manila: ADHIKA ng Pilipinas, Inc., 2014), pp. 163-180.
  • Galang, Jely A. “Pandarayuhang Ilokano at Pagtatatag ng Bayan: Ang Kasaysayan ng Isang Bayan sa Hilagang Tarlac Simula noong Ika-19 Dantaon,” sa Navarro, Atoy at Ma. Florina Y. Orillos-Juan (eds.) Kasaysayang Pampook: Pananaw, Pananaliksik, Pagtuturo (Quezon City: Limbagang Pangkasaysayan, 2012), pp. 187-1204.
  • Galang, Jely A. “Makasalanan at Dahilan ng Pagkakasala: Ang ‘Kahalayan’ at ‘Kalaswaan’ ng Babae sa mga Kronikang Espanyol, 16-17 Dantaon,” sa Ocampo, Nilo S. (ed.) Paghigugma-anan: Romansa at Pagniniig sa Kasaysayang Pilipino (Manila: ADHIKA ng Pilipinas, 2011).
  • Galang, Jely A. “Ang Pamahalaang Militar ng mga Amerikano sa Pilipinas Bago ang Digmaang Pilipino-Amerikano,” Philippine Social Sciences Review 62, 1 (January- June 2010), pp. 197-230.
  • Galang, Jely A. at Reguindin, Janet S. “Katawan, Kabuhayan at Kaginhawahan: Ang Prostitusyon Noong Ikalabinsiyam na Dantaon,” sa Navarro, Atoy at Jose, Mary Dorothy (eds.) Kababaihan sa Kalinangan at Kasaysayang Pilipino (Quezon City: C&E Publishing, Inc., 2010).
  • International Postgraduate Research Scholarship, 2015-2019
    Federal Government of Australia
  • Doctoral Fellowship Program, 2015-2019
    University of the Philippines System
  • Young Historian’s Prize, 2010
    National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA)
  • Fellow, China Institute (Asian Studies Development Program), May 2008
    East-West Center, Hawai’i
  • Master’s Thesis Award, 2008-2009
    Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Republic of the Philippines
  • “The 1888 Immigration Decree and the Chinese Agricultural Labourers
    in Jolo, Southern Philippines”
    International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO)
    Nagasaki University, Japan, 17-19 November 2017
  • “The Chinese Cargadores of Manila in the Nineteenth Century”
    Fourth Junior Conference on Chinese Studies
    Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies,
    Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, 6-7 November 2017
  • “Chinese Miners in Lepanto”
    History Seminar Series
    School of Arts, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia, 12 September 2017
  • “Chinese Vagrants in the Late 19th-Century Manila”
    Chinese in the Philippines, New Studies, Current Issues,
    Future Directions Conference
    Ateneo de Manila University, 12-13 January 2017
  • “Paterno, Osmena, Palanca: Ang mga Mestizo de Sangley at Sangley sa Panahon ng Transisyon Tungo sa Pagkasakop ng Amerikano sa Pilipinas”
    Ika-13 Pambansang BAKAS Seminar-Workshop
    Roxas City, Capiz, 22-25 April 2015
  • “The Introduction and Development of Chinese Buddhism in the Philippines”
    Fo Guang Shan Lecture Series, Fo Guang Shan Mabuhay Temple
    Malate, Manila, 23 June 2013
  • “Sampan: Kalakalang Tsina-Pilipinas mula Sinaunang Panahon Hanggang Ikalabinsiyam na Dantaon”
    Asosasyon ng mga Dalubhasa, May-Hilig at Interes sa Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas, Inc. (ADHIKA ng Pilipinas)
    Jordan, Guimaras, November 28-30, 2012
  • “Struggle for Urban Land:
    Squatters and the Authorities in Colonial Manila, 1898-1918”
    11th International Conference on Urban History,
    European Association for Urban History
    Prague, Czech Republic, August 29- September 1, 2012
  • Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas (Kas 1)
  • Kasaysayan ng Asya (Kas 2)
  • Life and Works of Jose P. Rizal (Philippine Institutions 100)
  • Deputy Director, UP Third World Studies Center (2014-2015)
  • Building Administrator, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (2014)