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

  • Job Opportunity: Graduate Assistant @ UP Asian Center (First Sem, AY 2022–2023)

    The Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman is looking for one (1) graduate assistant for the Dean’s Office for the First Semester, AY 2022–2023. The deadline of applications is on 30 September 2022. This is open to all UP Diliman graduate students. AC graduate students are highly encouraged to apply.

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  • ANNYEONG!: Free Online Korean Language Classes @ UP Asian Center

    The UP Asian Center will offer free Korean language classes which will be held every Saturday starting 10 September 2022 to 17 December 2022, via Zoom. Applications for limited slots are open to all, but priority will be given to UP Asian Center students. The classes are offered courtesy of the Asia Center, Seoul National University through the generous support of Korea Foundation. The deadline of submissions is on 7 September 2022, 5:00 PM, PHT.

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  • Need a Guide this Enrollment? Check out the Asian Center Expanded Course Catalogue Now!

    The UP Asian Center is instituting an annual course programming starting First Semester AY 2022-2023. To support this initiative, we are publishing a consolidated material that contains details of our course offerings, course descriptions, and faculty and lecturers profiles. This serves as a resource material to guide students in planning their courses and navigating their programs at the center.

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Prof. Tina Clemente, Ph.D., UP Asian Center Professor and current Assistant to the Dean for Academic Affairs was awarded the 2022 Gawad Tsanselor sa Natatanging Guro, one of the most prestigious distinctions awarded to the UP Diliman faculty for their exemplary accomplishments and contributions to their respective fields.

The UP Asian Center will be hosting a webinar via Zoom, “ASEAN, the Quad, and AUKUS: A View from Australia” on 23 June 2022, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Philippine Standard Time, GMT+8). The event is free and open to the public.

The UP Asian Center and the Embassy of India, Manila will be holding a hybrid seminar to celebrate the "International Day of Yoga 2022" on 17 June 2022, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Philippine Standard Time (GMT+8), at the GT-Toyota, Asian Center, and via Zoom.

The students of the UP Asian Center, PS 282 will be holding the webinar, “Human Rights Issues in the Global South: The Case of Myanmar in the Context of ASEAN,” on 6 June 2022, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Philippine time via Zoom. 

The UP Asian Center, together with its partner organizations, will be hosting a forum, "The Role of Morality in Nation Building," on 1 June 2022, 9 AM to 12 NN, Philippine Standard Time at the GG Hall, The Church of the Risen Lord, UP Diliman.