Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.
Now I understand 
why the old poets of China went so far
and high 
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.
"The Old Poets of China" by Mary Oliver

The UP Asian Center co-organized the 2018 ASEAN-Korea Youth Network Workshop held from 2–7 July 2018 in Seoul, Republic of Korea, and from 7–11 July 2018 in Manila, Philippines.

The Japan Foundation recently donated 88 books on Japan to the library of the Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman. Given as part of the Japan Foundation Library Support Grant for Fiscal Year 2017–2018, the books serve as great additions to the Asian Center's Japan Studies collection.

Eighteen students—eleven from the MA programs of the UP Asian Center and seven from the Tricollege PhD Philippine Studies Program—took part in Recognition and Graduation Day ceremonies held on 24 June 2018 at the GT-Toyota Asian Center Auditorium, Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman.

Here's an updated list of our personnel and their corresponding contact information

The Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman is looking for one (1) editorial associate for its Information and Publications Office, including the editorial office of Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia.