Taiwan and the Asia Pacific

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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, but participants are requested to sign up.

The international conference features at least 10 presentations covering three panels: Development Initiatives and Cooperation; Sociocultural Engagements; and Power Relations. Below is the tentative program.

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 Republic of China (Taiwan) in the Philippines DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES And COOPERATION (10:45 AM – 12:00 NN) Economic and Trade Cooperation between Taiwan and Philippines under the Southbound Policy by Hsu, Kristy Tsun Tzu

Transforming Taiwan-Indonesia Ties in the 21st Century: New Challenges by Veeramalla Anjaiah 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

Restor(y)ing Meaning: One Family’s Narratives of Philippines-Taiwan Youth Exchange Program and Identityby Christine Lao The Austronesian Heritage: Lessons Southward and Northward by Louward Zubiri

Parallel Water-Based Deities of the Philippines and Taiwan by Grace Odal-Devora

Koxinga de Hermoza y de Filipinas: Taiwan-Philippines Initiatory Engagements of the Mid-17th Century by Lino Dizon

An Intensive Study of the Emerging Trends of Filipino Tourism to Taiwan: Impact of the 14-Day Visa-Free Entry for Filipinosby Estelita Llanita 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 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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