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 in partnership with the Seoul National University Asia Center, University of the Philippines Korea Research Center, and Korea Foundation will be conducting a Korean Studies Special Workshop on 3 December 2022, 9:00 am (GMT+8), at Microtel by Wyndham, UP Technohub, Quezon City. The event is by invitation only.


Under the overarching theme “Multiple Connections between the Philippines and the Korean Peninsula,” the event aims to invite Filipino junior scholars from various universities to disseminate the Korea-related research outcomes and to allow Korean and Filipino academics to network for future partnerships and cooperations.


The event is organized by the UP Asian Center, Seoul National University Asia Center, UP Korea Research Center, and Korea Foundation.



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The Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman offers M.A. degrees in Asian Studies with four fields of specialization: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and West Asia. The UP Asian Center also has an M.A. program in Philippine Studies that allows students to major in Philippine society and culture, Philippine foreign relations, or Philippine development studies. It also offers a Ph.D. program in Philippine Studies in conjunction with the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy. For an overview of these graduate programs, click here. As an area studies institution, the Asian Center also publishes Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia, the latest issue of which can be downloaded at the journal's website.