noun \piŋ-kē-ən\

  1. flint
  2. nom de plume of revolutionary Emilio Jacinto
  3. metaphor for struggle

Extended deadline of abstracts for the CONTEND Annual Conference 2022: Martial Law @50

Announcement from Pingkian Journal’s Editorial Team:

Current Issue

Volume 7, Number 1 (Pandemic and Fascism, 2022) is already available. See Current to download the latest issue.

CONTEND Annual Conference 2022: Martial Law @50 Call for Papers

Conference dates: 11-12 August 2022 (Thursday to Friday)

Deadline for abstracts: 30 June 2022 (Thursday)

Please address submissions and queries to

We invite all teachers, scholars, researchers, students, activists, organizers, and other interested participants to discuss issues surrounding Martial Law and its legacies. The conference seeks papers and panels that address the following objectives:

  • To highlight new academic works and emerging scholars on Martial Law
  • To bring together academics and researchers from different fields and facilitate interdisciplinary discussions on Martial Law and its legacies
  • To answer and combat disinformation on Martial Law and historical distortion
  • To bring Martial Law scholarship to a wider audience and facilitate public inquiries in the Marcos dictatorship

See Announcements for more details about CONTEND’s Annual Conference.

Pingkian Volume 6, Number 1 (September 2021) is now available at Left Wing Books! Order now through their website

PINGKIAN: Journal for Emancipatory and Anti-Imperialist Education is extending its condolences to the family, friends, and loved ones of Bienvenido L. Lumbera, people’s scholar, teacher, writer, critic who was one with the people’s enduring struggle for national democracy with a socialist perspective.

PINGKIAN is honored to have him served as member of its Editorial Advisory Board from 2012 to 2021.

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