Clemente, Tina S., Ph.D. (On Sabbatical Leave)

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Associate Professor
Ph.D. in Economics, School of Economics, University of the Philippines Diliman
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China Studies • Chinese in the Philippines • Philippine Economic History • Development Studies 


  • Ph.D. in Economics, School of Economics, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • M.A. in Economics, School of Economics, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • B.S. Business Economics, School of Economics, University of the Philippines Diliman


  • China Studies
  • Chinese in the Philippines
  • Philippine Economic History
  • Development Studies


  • AS 235.1 Social and Economic Development in China
  • AS 298 Special Problems in Asian Studies
  • AS 299 Research Methods
  • PS 222 Theories of Development
  • PS 229 Special Problems in Philippine Development (Political Economy of Institutions and Development)
  • PS 288.2 Readings in Philippine Development Studies
  • Econ 211 Economic History (UP School of Economics)
  • ASEAN 233 ASEAN Economic Development and Business Community (UP Open University)


Journal Articles and Book Chapters

2018. "Odysseys in China Watching: Comparative Look at the Philippines and Nepal." In China Studies in South and Southeast Asia: Between Pro-China and Objectivism, edited by Chih-yu Shih, Prapin Manomaivibool and Reenah Marwah. World Scientific  (Forthcoming; co-authored with Pamela Combinido).

2017. "The Economic Dimension in China's Foreign Relations: Reflections for China Studies in the Philippines." Contemporary Chinese Political Economy and Strategic Relations: An International Journal 3:3 (December). 

2017. "China Studies in the Philippines: Evolution and Challenges." In From Sinology to Post-Chineseness: Intellectual Histories of China, Chinese People, and Chinese Civilization, edited by Shih Chih-Yu, He Peizhong, and Tang Lei. Beijing: China Social Sciences Press. 

2017. "Loyalty on Trial: Chinese-Filipinos and the West Philippine Sea Dispute." In Precarious Belongings: Affect and Nationalism in Asia, edited by Chih-Ming Wang and Daniel PS Goh, 95–114. London: Rowman and Littlefield International. 

2016. "Understanding Economic Diplomacy between the Philippines and China." International Journal of China Studies 7 (2): 215–33, August. 

2015. "Emerging Asian Communities in Contemporary Philippines." Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia 51:1, edited by Tina S. Clemente and Aileen S.P. Baviera.

2015. "Spanish Colonial Policy Toward Chinese Merchants in 18th-century Philippines." In Merchant Communities in Asia, 1600–1980, edited by Madeleine Zelin and Yu-ju Lin. London and New York: Routledge. READ EXCERPT.

2015. "Environmental Governance in the Philippines: Challenges and Prospects." In Environmental Challenges and Governance: Perspectives from South, Southeast and East Asia, edited by S. Mukherjee and D. Chakraborty, 166–82. London and New York: Routledge. 

2015. "Connections, Contracts, and Sanctions: Informal Contracting in Commerce Among Chinese in Metro Manila.Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia 51 (1): 39–74 (Co-author: Marco B. Lagman). 

2014. “The Arroyo Presidency: Philippine Political Institutions at a Glance.” In The Macapagal-Arroyo Presidency and Administration (2001–2010), edited by Jose V. Abueva, Oscar Alfonso, et. al. Quezon City: Center for Leadership, Citizenship and Democracy, National College of Public Administration and Governance, University of the Philippines.

2014. "Institutional action against Chinese Traders in Spanish Philippines: The 16th-Century Context of Policy Contestations." MANILA: Selected Papers of the 22nd Annual Manila Studies Conference, 27–29 August 2013.

2013. “Guanxi in Chinese Commerce: Informal Enforcement in Spanish Philippines.” Seoul Journal of Economics 26(2): 203–37.

2012. “Chinese Trade in Pre-Spanish Philippines: Credit, Hostage and Raid Regimes.”  Journal of Southeast Asian Studies (JATI) 17 (1):191206.

2011. “Rizal’s Morga and insights into pre-Hispanic institutions and trade.” Philippine Review of Economics 48 (2): 117–50.

2003. Does Violent Conflict Make Chronic Poverty More Likely? The Mindanao Experience.” Philippine Review of Economics 40 (2):31–58. Co-authors: H. Malapit and C. Yunzal


2012. "The Institutional Imperative: The Politics of Equitable Development in Southeast Asia" by Erik Martinez Kuhonta.  Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press. Asian Politics & Policy 4(2): 259–61.

2013. "Challenges of the ASEAN Economic Community 2015: Focus on the Philippines." Asian Politics and Policy 5(4):677–80.

2013. "The Super 30: Insights from the Margin.” Asian Politics and Policy 5 (1):162–64.