An evaluation of the conference proceedings was done at the roundtable post conference discussion. Overall, comments elicited were very positive. Some of the comments and suggestions for future research:
- Research on the Chinese in Philippine economy, new generations of entrepreneurs, transnational links and business practices.
- Study on new Chinese immigrants: how illicit entry to the country happens; activities of new migrants engage in entrepreneurship and business ventures; how they interact with the Chinese Filipinos; identify and interaction with other players in their new environment.
- Contemporary work on Chinese Muslims, make use of archival materials and documents about the Chinese in 19th century Mindanao.
- Translation of Chinese works and vice-versa, LGBT studies, disability studies vis-a-vis Chinese studies.
Reforms in Chinese-language education, realistic, workable and enforceable suggestions that address reforms.
- Spiritual, psychiatric and dysfunctional issues in families, coping mechanisms, guidance and support groups on family problems and issues, especially in marginalized and poor sectors.
- Cultural preservation, food, martial arts, pop culture, Chinese medicine, cultural and anthropological family studies art, film, music, dance, tangible and intangible heritage of the community; architecture of the Chinese cemetery preservation of Hokkien as lingua franca of Tsinoys.
- Role of schools in the integration of the Chinese, especially of those that moved out of Chinatown; pattern of the school and the movement of the families and its impact on integration
- More regional studies and local histories to veer away from the Manila-centric studies.
Due to the success of the conference, suggestions to have more conferences and workshops on new topics were raised.