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Tsinoy 2020 international conference

Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran Inc. and the Philippine Association of Chinese Studies, in cooperation with the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Miriam College, are sponsoring the “International Conference on the State of Scholarship on the Chinese in the Philippines: Problems, Perspectives, and Possibilities,” to be held at Miriam College in Quezon City on Jan. 10 and 11, 2020.
Over the years, the field of “Chinese in the Philippines” has yielded a considerable body of scholarly works, ranging from literature, humanities, economics, history, anthropology and education.
During the last three years, the country has also experienced increasing anti-Chinese sentiment, because of the growing presence of Chinese workers and businesses from mainland China, the continuing dispute between China and the Philippines over the islands in the West Philippine Sea and President Duterte’s China pivot policy.
Such xenophobia is directed at anyone Chinese, including Filipinos of Chinese descent.
Topics to be covered at the conference include, but are not limited to:
• history and heritage
• economics and business
• literature
• the media
• the arts
• religion and spirituality
• performance studies
• language, education and translation studies
• Philippines-China relations
• diasporic, transnational and regional society and culture
• sciences and the environment
• nationalism and identity
Speakers include local and foreign scholars who have done extensive research on the above topics. Panels and paper abstracts can be found on the website.
Anyone interested can register online at the official website:, and pay the conference fee via bank deposit.
For more information, please email  [email protected] or call the Secretariat at 526-6796.