July 26, 2023


Forum to tackle Chinese influence in Cebuano life in the precolonial, colonial and contemporary periods 

In a hybrid forum celebrating the Lunar New Year, the Chinese and Chinese Mestizo involvement in the economic life of Cebu from precolonial to Spanish periods will be tackled by Asian Studies professor Dr. Michael Cullinane, PhD.

Chinese Mestiza and literary writer Marlinda Angbetic-Tan will also uncover human interest stories of the world of Chinese Mestizos in Cebu in contemporary times.  

Moreover, historian Dr. Cullinane will trace how Chinese Mestizo merchants dominated Cebu economy and later had conflict with Spanish colonialists.  

The hybrid event, “ININSIK GYOD! The Chinese influence in Cebuano life” will be held on January 28, 2023, 3 p.m. at Palm Grass The Cebu Heritage Hotel.

There will be reactions from Chinese Mestizo writer Gavin Sanson Bagares and Cebuano/Chinese heritage advocate  Ben Chua.

Registration is free. Interested participants are requested to fill up the Registration form:

The hybrid event will be livestreamed at the pages of Palm Grass The Cebu Heritage Hotel and event partners, University of San Carlos Center for Social Research and Education, Museo Sugbo, Central Visayas Association of Museums, Diyandi Heritage Center, FLAGG Tour Guides, and SOAN2020 Inc.


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Kristine Merle C. Escanuela
Heritage Coordinator
Palm Grass The Cebu Heritage Hotel