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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The UP Asian Center and its partner organizations will be hosting a forum via Zoom, "The State of Social and Economic Development of the Islamic Republic of Iran," on 19 May 2022, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm, Philippine Standard Time.

Professor Antoinette Raquiza of the UP Asian Center discussed the importance of manufacturing in development at a webinar, “Industrial Policy and Nation-Building" held on 22 March 2022 via Zoom. 

To promote the health of its employees, the UP Asian Center launched on 29 April 2022 its Physical Fitness and Wellness Program. It features Zumba and Karate sessions, which are led every Friday of the month, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Asian Center grounds.

In her recently published book chapter, “Discourse, Empirics, and Perceptions on Investment and Aid: Reconsidering Chinese and Japanese Relations with the Philippines,” Professor Tina S. Clemente of the UP Asian Center studied the economic relationship of both Japan and China with the Philippines. 

Ambassador Sta. Romana was Professorial Lecturer at the UP Asian Center in 2015, where he taught Politics and Governance in China.