Since 1993


ON-SITE Registration fees:

There will be on-site manual registration for walk-in participants

  • Php1800.00 for regular participants.
  • Php800.00 for undergraduate students.
  • Php500.00 per session if not attending the entire conference
    • Jan 10 plenary is one session
    • Jan 11 has four sessions

Media practitioners are free of charge but MUST email us a current and accredited Media ID
Miriam College faculty are free of charge. Must present a faculty ID

Shaping Tsinoy Studies

Over the years, the field “Chinese in the Philippines” has seen the production of scholarly works ranging from those in literary arts and the humanities, economics, history, anthropology, and education. During the last three years, the country has also experienced an increasing anti-Chinese sentiment due to the growing presence of Chinese workers and businesses in the Philippines from mainland China; the continuing dispute between China and the Philippines over the islands in the West Philippine Sea; and President Rodrigo Duterte’s China pivot policy. Such xenophobia is directed at anyone Chinese, including Filipinos of Chinese ancestry. 

In the light of these developments, the international conference being convened this January 2020 aims to (1) assess the current political, economic, and cultural situation in the Philippines and its impact on the Chinese-Filipino community; (2) continue to showcase new and innovative scholarly works on the Chinese in the Philippines; and (3) discuss and assess the direction of the field. This conference is one of its kind in the field of Chinese diaspora/Chinese overseas as it focuses mainly on the Philippines, in light of the fact that this field—including the Sinophone studies—continues to be conceptualized with Chinese in the U.S., and also Chinese in Singapore and Malaysia, as the dominant case studies.

The questions the conference seeks to answer include:

  • What are the latest studies on the Chinese in the Philippines?
  • What are the questions, approaches, and paradigmatic frameworks currently used by scholars?
  • How do these studies shape and reshape the field “Chinese in the Philippines”?
  • How does the field “Chinese in the Philippines” differ from or overlap with “China” studies or “Chinese Studies” overseas?
  • How will the current political climate and the problematic Philippines-China relations affect the Chinese in the Philippines? 
  • What is the future direction of the field? 

The Convenors

This conference is jointly convened by Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran and the Philippine Association for Chinese Studies, in cooperation with the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Miriam College

~ Building bridges of understanding and tolerance between cultures and between ages ~

Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran is a leading resource organization that advocates the proactive and sustainable participation of the Tsinoy community in local and national development.

Three decades of cultivating community, knowledge and nation

The Philippine Association for Chinese Studies is a dynamic, respected, relevant multidisciplinary network of scholars and analysts applying their expertise on China and the Chinese to promoting Philippine national development, welfare of the Filipino people and beneficial Philippine relations with China.