HomeThe Journal of Historyvol. 7 no. 1 & 2 (1959)

Chinese Education

Discipline: History



The education of the Chinese in the Philippines, like their conversion to Christianity, was in the hands of the Christian missionaries during the Spanish regime. The Chinese Christian parents sent their children to such schools as San Juan de Letran College and Ateneo Municipal in Manila. In these -schools Chinese students studied the subjects and courses regularly prescribed for Spanish and Filipino students. As already mentioned elsewhere, one such Chinese student was Liem de la Paz who took up courses in Letran College before he went back to China for mission work and where he was killed. Now beatified, he is the object of an annual celebration in Letran College, within whose walls a monument was built in his honor.