<div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_quote"><div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_quote"><div dir="ltr"><div><br></div><div><br></div><div class="gmail_quote"><div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_quote"><br><div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_quote"><div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_quote"><div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_quote"><div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_quote"><div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_quote"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div><div style="text-align:center">    <img src="cid:ii_ie1pu4440_14f8a4433201c574" style="margin-right:0px" height="63" width="804"></div>​<br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:center" align="center"><font size="4">The <b>Institute of Philippine Culture</b> and the
<b>Philippine Association for Chinese
Studies</b></font></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:12pt 0in 0.0001pt;text-align:center" align="center"><font size="4">cordially invite you</font></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:center" align="center"><font size="4"> </font></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:center" align="center"><b><font size="4">to the book launch of</font></b></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:center" align="center"><b><br></b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:center" align="center"> </p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:center" align="center"><b><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="4">THE RISE OF CHINA:</font></b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:center" align="center"><b><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="4">THREE ESSAYS ON CHINA’S
ECONOMY AND ʽSOFT’ POWER</font></b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:6pt 0in;text-align:center" align="center">by</p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:center" align="center"><b><font size="4">Joseph Anthony Y. Lim, PhD</font></b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:center" align="center">Professor, Department of Economics</p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:center" align="center">Ateneo de Manila University</p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:12pt 0in 0.0001pt;text-align:center" align="center"><b><font size="4">Ellen H. Palanca, PhD</font></b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:center" align="center">Professor Emeritus </p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:center" align="center">Department of Economics and Chinese Studies Program</p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:center" align="center">Ateneo de Manila University</p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:center" align="center">Director, Confucius Institute at the Ateneo de Manila University</p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:center" align="center"> </p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:center" align="center"><b><font size="4">Benito O. Lim</font></b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:center" align="center">Professor, Chinese Studies Program</p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:center" align="center">Ateneo de Manila University</p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:center" align="center"> </p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:center" align="center"><br></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:6pt 0in 0.0001pt;text-align:center" align="center"><b><font size="4">and a lecture on</font></b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:center" align="center"><b> </b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:center" align="center"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="4"><b>CHINA&#39;S </b></font><b><font size="4">ʽNEW SILK ROAD STRATEGY’ AND THE WEST PHILIPPINE SEA</font></b><br></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:6pt 0in;text-align:center" align="center">by</p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:center" align="center"><font size="4"><b>Chito Sta. Romana</b></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:center" align="center">President,
Philippine Association for Chinese Studies<br></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:center" align="center">Former
Beijing Bureau Chief, ABC NEWS (USA)</p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:center" align="center">Professorial
Lecturer, UP Asian Center</p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:6pt 0in 0.0001pt;text-align:center" align="center"><b> </b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:6pt 0in 0.0001pt;text-align:center" align="center"><b><font size="4">Wednesday,
16 September 2015</font></b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:center" align="center"><b><font size="4">4:30
– 6:00 p.m.</font></b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:center" align="center"><b><font size="4">Faber
Hall 101</font></b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:center" align="center"><b><font size="4">Ateneo
de Manila University</font></b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:center" align="center"><b><font size="4">Loyola
Heights, Quezon City</font></b></p>

<b><span style="line-height:107%;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><div><b><span style="line-height:107%;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><br></span></b></div><br clear="all">
</span></b>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:center"><br></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><b><font size="4">About
the book </font></b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><b> </b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:justify"><i>The Rise of China: Three Essays on China’s Economy and
</i><i>ʽSoft’ Power</i> is Volume 11 (2015) of the <i>Chinese Studies Journal</i>, published by the Philippine Association
for Chinese Studies. The research for the essays was made possible through a grant
obtained by the authors under the Merit Research Awards Program of the
Institute of Philippine Culture, School of Social Sciences, Ateneo de Manila
University.</p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:justify"><span style="color:black"> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:justify"><span style="color:black">In his Foreword, Filomeno V. Aguilar, Jr., PhD describes this book’s
significance thus: </span></p>

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</div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px"><div class="gmail_quote"><div><div class="gmail_quote"><div><div class="gmail_quote"><div><div class="gmail_quote"><div><div class="gmail_quote"><div><div><div><div><div><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:justify"><span style="color:black">“Filipinos need to understand China, just as Chinese need to understand
the Philippines. Lately this imperative has floundered in the sea of
territorial disputes between the two states. In this light, this volume
acquires great salience. From the Philippine side it aims to contribute to an
understanding of China, particularly the spectacular growth of its economy and
the implications of this outstanding economic performance for Chinese society,
politics, and foreign policy.</span></p></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><div class="gmail_quote"><div><div class="gmail_quote"><div><div class="gmail_quote"><div><div class="gmail_quote"><div><div class="gmail_quote"><div><div><div><div><div><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:justify"><span style="color:black"> </span></p></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><div class="gmail_quote"><div><div class="gmail_quote"><div><div class="gmail_quote"><div><div class="gmail_quote"><div><div class="gmail_quote"><div><div><div><div><div><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:justify"><span style="color:black">“The authors in this volume have been engaged in Chinese studies for
many years. Theirs is the expertise to marshal economic data, make them
comprehensible to non-economists, and thus offer a perceptive and up-to-date
reading of China and its variegated economy and the foreseeable challenges it
faces ahead. The authors point to the inextricably globalized economy of China,
with countries in East and Southeast Asia—and increasingly in Latin America and
Africa—implicated in its production and trade dynamics. Together with economic growth
has evolved a vision of China’s role in the world, articulated specifically in
terms of “development assistance” to needy states in the global South.”</span></p></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></blockquote><div class="gmail_quote"><div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_quote"><div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_quote"><div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_quote"><div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_quote"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div>





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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span style="color:black"> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><b><font size="4">About
the lecture of Mr. Chito Sta. Romana</font></b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"> </p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:justify">The disputes between the Philippines and China in the West Philippine
Sea involve issues of territorial sovereignty, maritime jurisdiction and
economic resources. But these issues have been complicated by the escalating
geopolitical rivalry between the United States and China in East Asia. Moreover, China has embarked in a massive
island-building project in the West Philippine Sea. It has also unveiled a ʽsoft
power’ strategy that includes the ʽNew Silk Road’ initiative and the
establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Bank, an approach that promotes regional
economic cooperation and offers an array of incentives to neighboring countries
to convince them that it is more beneficial to cooperate with China than to
challenge it. But whether this approach will succeed in the case of the
Philippines remains to be seen since the island reclamation in disputed waters
has resulted in fear among Filipino leaders and the public, which has
undermined China’s efforts at diplomatic and economic engagement with the
Philippines.</p>

<span style="line-height:107%;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><br clear="all">
</span>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><span style="line-height:107%"> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:justify"><b><font size="4">Program</font></b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:center" align="center"><b> </b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial">4:00 − 4:30 pm:   REGISTRATION</p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"> </p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial">4:30 − 4:35 pm:   OPENING
CEREMONIES</p>

<p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt 1.75in;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-family:Wingdings">§<span style="font-stretch:normal;font-family:&#39;Times New Roman&#39;">  </span></span>Philippine National Anthem</p>

<p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt 1.75in;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-family:Wingdings">§<span style="font-stretch:normal;font-family:&#39;Times New Roman&#39;">  </span></span>Welcome remarks (by Marita Castro Guevara, PhD, Director, Institute of Philippine Culture)</p>

<p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt 1.75in;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-family:Wingdings">§<span style="font-stretch:normal;font-family:&#39;Times New Roman&#39;">  </span></span>Introduction of the book
authors</p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"> </p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial">4:35 – 4:40 pm:   INTRODUCTION
OF THE GUEST LECTURER</p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial">                          (by Ellen H. Palanca, PhD, Director, Confucius Institute at the Ateneo
de Manila University)</p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><br></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial">4:40 −  5:25 pm:  LECTURE
ON “CHINA’S
ʽNEW SILK ROAD STRATEGY’ </p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial">                          AND THE WEST PHILIPPINE SEA” BY MR. CHITO STA. ROMANA </p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial">                          (President,
Philippine Association for Chinese Studies)</p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"> </p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial">5:25 – 5:50 pm:   OPEN FORUM</p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"> </p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial">5:50 – 6:00 pm:   BOOK LAUNCH /
PRESENTATION OF BOOK COPIES</p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"> </p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><br></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><b><i>(A RECEPTION, BOOK SALE, and BOOK SIGNING will follow. At the launch,
the book will be sold at a discounted price of PhP 250 [regular price: PhP 300]).</i></b></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><b><i><font color="#000000"><br></font></i></b></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><font color="#000000"><br></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><b><i><font color="#000000">************</font></i></b></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><b><i><font color="#000000">For inquiries or confirmation of your attendance, please contact the Institute of Philippine Culture (IPC) at <a href="tel:%28%2B63%202%29%20426-6001%20ext.%204651" value="+6324266001" target="_blank">(+63 2) 426-6001 ext. 4651</a> loc. 213, or <a href="tel:%28%2B63%202%29%20426%206067" value="+6324266067" target="_blank">(+63 2) 426 6067</a> loc. 213. You may also send an email to &lt;<a href="mailto:ipc.soss@ateneo.edu" target="_blank">ipc.soss@ateneo.edu</a>&gt;.</font></i></b></p></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><div style="text-align:left"><div style="text-align:center"></div>​</div><div style="text-align:left"><div style="text-align:center"><img src="cid:ii_ie281roa1_14f8c17701320f36" style="margin-right:0px" height="372" width="245"><img src="cid:ii_ie28283d2_14f8c17c27e89192" style="margin-right:0px" height="370" width="236"></div>​<br>​<br>​</div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div>
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