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 will launch—via Zoom—a permanent exhibit titled "Bulwagan ng mga Bayani: Alay, Alaala, at Pagpupugay sa mga Bayani ng Pilipinas" on 21 March 2022, 3 pm.

Nine presentations on different aspects of Japanese society will be delivered at the Fourth Japanese Studies in the Philippines Research Competition on 19 March 2022, 830 am to 2 pm. Organized by the Asian Center, UP Diliman and Japan Foundation Manila, the event is free and open to the public, but participation requires signing to a Zoom account.

The UP Asian Center and the Japan Foundation Manila will hold—via Zoom—the 4th Japanese Studies in the Philippines Research Competition” on 19 March 2022, 8:30 am – 2 pm, Philippine Standard Time, GMT+8.

The UP Asian Center will launch—via Zoom—a permanent exhibit titled "Bulwagan ng mga Bayani: Alay, Alaala, at Pagpupugay sa mga Bayani ng Pilipinas" on 21 March 2022, 3 pm.

For International Women’s Day this 2022, we pay tribute to a pioneering scholar—Dr. Josefa Saniel—who blazed the trail for Japanese Studies in the Philippines in the 1960s.