Spain and the Underwarter Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Area

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Title

Spain and the Underwarter Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Area

Subject

Session 9
Spain and the Asia-Pacific region

Description

In 1521, Ferdinand Magellan reached the Mariana Islands in the name of king Charles I of Spain. His travel of exploration to seek out a westward route to the Spice Islands lead to a long standing presence of Spain in the Asia-Pacific region. Miguel Lopez de Legazpi established the first Spanish colony in the Philippines in 1565 and only a few months later, Andrés de Urdaneta had made a safe return trip to Acapulco which lead to the establishment of the Manila-Acapulco galleon trade route that lasted until Mexico’s independence in 1815.

Today, Spain’s maritime legacy is dispersed around the world, with a large number of settlements and wrecks located in the Asia-Pacific region. For the past 30 years, the Spanish government has done enormous efforts to study its past overseas, especially in the Americas. Finally, the time has come to rediscover our links with Asia-Pacific countries and redesign our cultural ties with the region. In this paper I will analyze Spain’s institutions and laws that will hopefully lead to a new collaboration paradigm that will re-evaluate Spain’s role in the history of Asia-Pacific.

Creator

Xavier Nieto

Date

November 2011

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Citation

Xavier Nieto, “Spain and the Underwarter Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Area,” The MUA Collection, accessed December 13, 2017, http://www.themua.org/collections/items/show/1254.

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