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Imagining Manila: Literature, Empire and Orientalism

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Imagining Manila: Literature, Empire and Orientalism. / Sykes, Tom.

1 ed. London : I. B. Tauris, 2021. 320 p.

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Sykes T. Imagining Manila: Literature, Empire and Orientalism. 1 ed. London: I. B. Tauris, 2021. 320 p.

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Sykes, Tom. / Imagining Manila: Literature, Empire and Orientalism. 1 ed. London : I. B. Tauris, 2021. 320 p.

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