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 congratulates Professorial Lecturer Jaime A. FlorCruz for being appointed as the Philippine Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China on 7 December 2022.

The UP Asian Center in partnership with the Philippine Association for Chinese Studies (PACS) will be hosting the Ambassador Chito Sta. Romana Memorial Lecture, “China's Rise and its Implications for ASEAN” on 10 February 2023, 9:30 am, Philippine Standard Time, ONSITE at the GT-Toyota Asian Center Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public. Online registration is required. Seating is first-come, first-served. 

The UP Asian Center conducted an Alumni Kumustahan session online last 3 December 2022, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, via Zoom. Representatives from recent and past graduates met and had a lively “kumustahan” or catching up, explored new opportunities, and discussed the reconvening of the Asian Center Alumni Association.

Following the lifting of travel restrictions, the Asian Center sent five Japan Studies majors to participate on a one-week study tour in the Kansai region, Japan sponsored by the Konnosuke Matsushita Foundation from 11 to 18 December 2022.

Prof. Eduardo C. Tadem, Ph.D., UP Asian Center Professorial Lecturer, along with 20 others from different units in UP Diliman, has been conferred Professor Emeritus during the 1376th Meeting of the UP Board of Regents.