The UP Asian Center will be holding a public lecture, The Current Taiwan-Philippines Bilateral Relations and The Prospect of Taiwan's New Southbound Policy, on 3 May 2017, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Seminar Room, UP Asian Center, Quezon City. The lecture is free and open to the public, but seating is first-come, first-served and participants are encouraged to sign up.
ABOUT THE LECTURE
In a new era of uncertainty and world-wide backlash against globalization and regional economic integration, it is important to reexamine and strengthen the bilateral relations between neighboring countries. Although the Philippines and Taiwan are close neighbors, both countries have long overlooked each other’s importance and the benefits of economic complementarity for their respective economic and industrial development. Representative Gary Lin’s lecture will shed light on the historical background and the current situation of the Philippines-Taiwan bilateral ties. Rep. Lin will also explain and analyze the Taiwan Government’s “New Southbound Policy” and the impacts on Taiwan and the Philippines's relationship in the years to come.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
INQUIRIES and ATTENDANCE
The UP 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. Get an overview of these programs. The Asian Center also houses a peer-reviewed, open-access journal, Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia. It has published several books and monographs, and hosts or organizes various lectures and conferences.