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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Nine presentations on different aspects of Japanese society—delivered during the Fourth Japanese Studies in the Philippines Research Competition on 19 March 2022, 830 am to 2 pm—are now available in the UP Asian Center's YouTube channel.

The UP Asian Center will be hosting a webinar via Google Meet, “Allies and Enemies: The Russian Invasion of Ukraine and its Impact on Asia and the Pacific” on 11 April 2022, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (Philippine Standard Time, GMT+8). 

The UP Asian Center and Japan Foundation Manila held the Fourth Japanese Studies in the Philippines Research Competition on 19 March 2022 via Zoom, from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm.

In a recent book chapter, “Treat and Threat: Chinese Financing of Duterte's Build! Build! Build! Programs,” Professor Joefe B. Santarita of the UP Asian Center explores the effects of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) on President Rodrigo Duterte’s Build! Build! Build! initiatives.

Professor Antoinette Raquiza of the UP Asian Center will be speaking at a webinar on “Industrial Policy and Nation-Building” which will be held on 22 March 2022, 9 am to 12 pm via Zoom, Philippine Standard Time. The webinar is free and open to the public.