To further strengthen and promote academic and cultural exchanges, a graduate academic forum having the theme: “Philippine-China Connections: History, Cooperation and Migration” was held on Saturday, December 19, 2015 in room 316, seminar hall, International School.
The forum was attended by students coming from the Asian Center of the University of the Philippines (U.P Diliman), students and professors from the International School as well as visitors from Guangdong Academy of Social Sciences.
There were eight presentations where four came from the Philippine university while the other four came from Jinan University. The students from the University of the Philippines presented about the “Chinese Filipinos in the Philippines” (Janina Tan) highlighting the adaptation of the Filipino Chinese to the Filipino society as well as Chinese- Filipinos being called as “Tsinoys”, the “Wa-Chi/ Hua Zhi; Philippine Chinese anti- Japanese Force during World War II” (Paulo Villar) which share the not well known efforts of the Filipino- Chinese in the Philippines during the war, the “ Chinese migration to the Philippines” (Ivy Ganadillo) focusing on the ethnic composition of the “Tsinoys” and “Philippine-China trade relations” concentrating on the FDI’s between the two countries which was presented by Florence Principe also from the said university. Read more…