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

News @ UP Asian Center

The UP Asian Center is implementing blended learning starting Second Semester AY 2022-2023. Following the UP Diliman’s return-to-campus announcement, a combination of online sessions and face-to-face classes will be applied. The schedule of face-to-face sessions are coordinated and was based on the student consultation held in October 2022.

The Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman and the Asian Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh will hold the two-day online conference,  Global Asia: Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities, from 4 – 5 February 2023 via Zoom, 8 AM, Philippine Standard Time (GMT + 8) [3 - 4 February 2023, 7 PM, EDT]. The event is free and open to the public. Registration and signing in to a Zoom account are required. 

The UP Asian Center, together with the Seoul National University - Asia Center and the UP Korea Research Center successfully held the Korea Studies Special Workshop, “Multiple Connections Between the Philippines and the Korean Peninsula” on 3 December 2022 at Microtel by Wyndham, UP Technohub.

 As part of the UP Asian Center’s 67th Founding Anniversary, the UP Asian Center recently hosted The Asia Concert with the theme, Samar: Tinig, Galaw, Salita on 27 November 2022, Sunday at the GT-Toyota Asian Cultural Center Auditorium. The event was the first of its size after almost three years of online concerts and activities.

Ten (10) UP Asian Center faculty members was awarded the One UP Professorial Chair Grant for the 2022-2024 cycle in recognition of their research and mentoring efforts in the previous year. Below are the awardees from the UP Asian Center.