Day 1: January 10, 2020 (Friday): Opening and Exhibit

Venue: Conference Room, Environmental Studies Institute, Miriam College

4 p.m. Registration


5:30 p.m.

  • Welcome Remarks: Jasmin Nario-Galace, Vice President forAcademic Affairs, Center for Peace Education, Miriam College
  • Opening Remarks: Rommel Banlaoi, President, Philippine Association for Chinese Studies
  • Solidarity Message: Martin Woesler, President, World Association for Chinese Studies


6 p.m. Plenary Lectures

  • Teresita Ang See, Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran Inc.: Philippine Studies, Chinese Studies and Chinese in the Philippines Studies: Synergy and Synchronicity
  • Tina Clemente, Asian Center, University of the Philippines: Reviewing Chinese Studies in the Philippines and Appraising Future Directions




7 p.m.

  • Dinner
  • Cultural Presentation by Philippine Cultural College



Day 2, January 11, 2020 (Saturday): Panel Presentations

Venue: SMT Hall, Miriam College

8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Registration
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. |Panel Presentations | SESSION 1 
Panel 1: History

SMT Building Lecture Room 1

Panel 2: Philippines-China Relations and Special Topics

SMT Building Lecture Room 2

·         Aurora Roxas-Lim, Ateneo de Manila University: Maritime Studies and the Role of Ethnic Chinese

·         Randy Madrid, University of the Philippines Visayas, Iloilo: Chinese Communities in the Urbanization of Iloilo City, Philippines: History, Identity and Cultural Formation

·         Jely Galang, University of the Philippines: Chinese Vagrants and Social Outcasts in the Nineteenth-century Philippines


Moderator: Pacita Fortin, Miriam College



·         Chien-Wen Kung, National University of Singapore: A Government Within a Government: Nationalist China, the Philippine Military, and the Yuyitungs, 1950-1970

·         Phillip Guingona, Wells College: Trading Places: Defining Diaspora through Overlapping Chinese and Filipino Migrations

·         Patrick Stein, Reed College: Zheng Leaders and Spanish Colonial Philippines



Moderator: Tina Clemente Asian Center, University of the Philippines


10:30 a.m. Coffee Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | Panel Presentations | SESSION 2
Panel 3:   Humanities, Language and Education
SMT Building Lecture Room 1

·         Johanna Marie Astrid Sister, SMIC-Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine: Exploring the History of Acupuncture in the Philippines

·         Ang Chak Chi and Carmelea Ang See, Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran Inc.: Chinese Publications and Sources: New Narratives and Resource on Chinese in Southeast Asia and the Philippines at the Kaisa Heritage Center

·         Niping Yan, University of British Columbia: Sangleys and the Boxer Codex: Unequal Presence and the Making of a Spanish Manuscript in the 1590’s

·         Michiko Pearl Palaran, University of the Philippines: The Chinese-Filipino Crisis: Finding One’s Self Through Media


Moderator: Kebart Licayan, Miriam College


12:15 p.m. Lunch MMJ Foyer, SMT Building
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. |Panel Presentations | SESSION 3
Panel 4:  Family History/Genealogy

SMT Building Lecture Room 1

Panel 5:  Identity

SMT Building Lecture Room 2


·         Carla Pacis, De La Salle University: Syquia Family History

·         Oded Abt, Tel Aviv University: Narratives of Kinship and Ethnicity across the South China Sea: The Manila Muslim Five-Surname Association

·         Eduardo Chan de la Cruz Jr.: Kaisa: Bridging Families, Bridging Generations





Moderator: Clara Paulite, Miriam College


·         Diego Luis, Brown University: An Origin Story of Sinophobia in the Philippines: Fear as a Colonial Transmission

·         Serina Mara Alonzo, De La Salle University:  Narrative Identity and the Case of “Identity Envy” Among the Third-Culture Generation of Tsinoys: A Qualitative Exploratory Study

·         Richard T. Chu, University of Massachusetts, Amherst: The Chinese in Trinidad and Tobago, Panama, and Cuba: Lessons in Identity, History, and Culture for the Chinese in the Philippines



Moderator: Sharlene May Cua, Philippine Association for Chinese Studies


3 p.m. Coffee Break
3:30 p.m.  Closing Plenary

Venue: Conference Room, Environmental Studies Institute, Miriam College


·         Rommel Banlaoi, Philippine Association for Chinese Studies: Philippines-China Counter Terrorism Cooperation under the Duterte Administration: Small State Diplomacy with Major Power

·         Reynard Hing and Teresita Ang See, Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran Inc.: China Issues and Rising Ethnic Tensions and Racial Conflict: Tsinoys as Collateral Damage

·         Dr. Martin Woesler, Hunan Normal University / Witten University:

The Importance of Dialogue even in tensional times - Concepts of change through trade


5 p.m. Closing Ceremonies

·         Synthesis– Dr. Theresa Cariño, Founding President, Philippine Association for Chinese Studies

·         Closing remarks – Meah Ang See, Managing Director, Bahay Tsinoy Museum.


    • Philippine Association for Chinese Studies
    • Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran Inc.
    • Anvil Publishing
    • Ateneo de Manila University Press
    • Vibal Foundation