An international conference, Taiwan and the Asia-Pacific: Emerging Trends and Opportunities, will be held on 20 April 2018, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm at the Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman. The conference is free and open to the public.
The international conference features eleven presentations covering three panels: Development Initiatives and Cooperation; Sociocultural Engagements; and Power Relations. Please click on the titles to view the abstracts.
WELCOME REMARKS AND KEYNOTE ADDRESS (9:00 AM – 10:30 AM)
- Joefe Santarita, PhD, Dean, UP Asian Center
- Dr. Gary Song-Huann Lin, Representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines, Republic of China (Taiwan)
DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES and COOPERATION (10:45 AM – 12:00 NN)
- Taiwan-Philippines Economic Relations: New Partnership in the Asia-Pacific Era by Hsu, Kristy Tsun Tzu (Taiwan)
- Transforming Taiwan-Indonesia Ties in the 21st Century: New Challenges by Veeramalla Anjaiah (Indonesia)
SOCIOCULTURAL ENGAGEMENTS (1:00 PM – 3:00 PM)
- Tentative Research on the Dynamic of Higher Education Exchanges and Cooperation between Philippines and Taiwan under the New Southbound Policy by Sun Guo-Xiang (Taiwan)
- Restor(y)ing Meaning: One Family’s Narratives of Philippines-Taiwan Youth Exchange Program and Identity by Christine Lao (Philippines)
- The Austronesian Heritage: Lessons Southward and Northward by Louward Zubiri (Philippines)
- Parallel Water-Based Deities of the Philippines and Taiwan by Grace Odal-Devora (Philippines
- Koxinga de Hermoza y de Filipinas: Taiwan-Philippines Initiatory Engagements of the Mid-17th Century by Lino Dizon (Philippines)
- An Intensive Study of the Emerging Trends of Filipino Tourism to Taiwan: Impact of the 14-Day Visa-Free Entry for Filipinos by Estelita Llanita (Philippines)
POWER RELATIONS (3:10 PM — 4:20 PM)
- David vs. Goliath: Assessing Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy in the Time of China’s Rise by Enrico Cau
- The Diplomacy of a Quasi-State in Territorial Disputes: Taiwan in the South China Sea by Bela Pertiwi, Luh Kabinawa, and Rannga Elias (Indonesia)
U.S.-China Relations, Taiwan and Regional Security in Asia Pacific: Examining Trump Administration’s National Security Strategy by Biswajit Mohapatra
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
Organized by the UP Asian Center and Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines, “Taiwan and the Asia-Pacific: Emerging Trends and Opportunities” will seek to address concerning Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy in the context of recent economic and geopolitical developments in the region, including the rise of China and the changing security-architecture.
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The Asian Center offers M.A. degrees in Asian Studies with four fields of specialization: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and West Asia. The Center also has an M.A. program in Philippine Studies that allows students to major in Philippine society and culture, Philippine foreign relations, or Philippine development studies. The Center offers a Ph.D. program in Philippine Studies in conjunction with the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy. For an overview of these graduate programs, click here. The Asian Center also publishes Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia, the latest issue of which can be downloaded at the journal's website. For other news and upcoming events at the Asian Center, click here.