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 Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman is looking for one (1) graduate assistant in the Dean's Office for the Second Semester AY 2021  - 2022.

Two students of the Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman will be presenting their research on 5 March 2022, the first day of a  symposium, “Evolving Perspectives on China and Chinese,” hosted by the Philippine Association for Chinese Studies. 

The Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman will be taking part in an online roundtable, “Global Networks for Asian Studies,” on 2 March 2022, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm Eastern Standard Time, United States. Registration required.

For IMMEDIATE HIRING: The UP Asian Center is looking for three (3) full-time non-UP contractual Research Assistants for an Academic Program Improvement engagement in 2022.  Two research assistants will serve as members of the project staff from March to December 2022 (10 months) and one will join the project from September to December 2022 (4 months).

Thanks to a stunning design “inspired by the Buddhist deity of diseases and epidemics,” the UP Asian Center brought home 3rd place at the University of the Philippines Diliman’s annual Lantern Parade, which was held on 21 December 2021.