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 be hosting a webinar via Zoom, “Trajectory of Renewable Energy in the Philippines” on 8 January 2022,  2:00 pm (Philippine Standard Time, GMT + 8). 

Abstracts/submissions are now open for the 4th SEASIA Biennial Conference 2022, which will be held from 9 to 11 June 2022 at the National Research and Innovation Agency in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The UP Asian Center will be hosting a webinar via Zoom, “Political Demography of South Korea: Generational Conflicts, Gender Politics, Regionalism, Anti-Americanism, and ‘Netizens’” on 8 December 2021,  9:00 am–11:30 am (Philippine Standard Time, GMT + 8).

The Japanese Studies Association in Southeast Asia (JSA) will hold its 7th Biennial International e-Conference—themed Southeast Asia and Japan: Bonds and Connections towards 2030—from 15 –17 December 2021 via Zoom and on Philippine Standard Time (GMT + 8).

The UP Asian Center will be launching—via Zoom—an online art exhibit, “Mandala: Tessellation of Culture” on 23 November 2021, 2 pm, Philippine Standard Time.