chapter  3
A glimpse of agency and structure in China studies in the Philippines
WithTina S. Clemente
Pages 26

This chapter attempts to provide a picture of China Studies in the Philippines by scrutinizing the scholarly path and professional experience of two China Studies experts while interrogating the larger institutional environment, in which the choices they made in their respective careers were nested. The research follows a previous macro mapping effort that focused on institutional structure and draws inspiration from various biography-based micro mapping approaches. Both approaches shape the approach of this essay in bringing to light the relationship between actors’ choices and the larger social reality. Both agency and structure feed on each other.