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 Philippine Association for China Studies (PACS), UP Diliman and the UP Asian Center is now offering the “AMBASSADOR CHITO STA. ROMANA THESIS/DISSERTATION GRANT FOR CHINA STUDIES.” The grant is open to all graduate students from the University of the Philippines Asian Center and the Tri-College PhD Philippine Studies Program. Deadline of applications is on 30 November 2022.

In partnership with the Japan Foundation Manila, the UP Asian Center is now accepting submissions for the 5th Japanese Studies in the Philippines Research Competition. Filipino graduate students—MA and PhD—may submit any Japan-related research papers (except topics that focus solely on natural sciences, medical sciences, and engineering); undergraduate students may enter essays addressing the topic, “Learning from each other: Disaster Resilience and Recovery in Japan and the Philippines.”

Six UP Asian Center faculty members received 2022 UP Diliman Centennial Professorial Chairs and Faculty Grants in recognition of their research and mentoring efforts in the previous year. The awards were formally conferred during the University Council meeting on 10 October 2022. Below are the awardees from the UP Asian Center.

The UP Asian Center is looking for one (1) non-UP contractual Junior Museum Specialist who will be tasked to support the Assistant to the Dean for Cultural Affairs in cultural and museum-related activities until April 2023. The contract may be renewed. Deadline of application is 15 October 2022.

The UP Asian Center in partnership with Japan Foundation Manila will be hosting a webinar via Zoom, "REFUGE OR REFUSE?: Afghanistan and Japan’s Racialized State Control” on 10 October 2022, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Philippine Standard Time. The webinar is free and open to the public. Registration and signing in to a (free) Zoom account is required.