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 holding—via Zoom—an online book launch of “The Politics of International Marriage in Japan,” on 2 December 2021, 1 pm – 3 pm, Philippine Standard Time.

The UP Asian Center will be hosting a lecture by Professor Jayati Ghosh to launch the webinar series, “Interrogating Globalization in the Asian Context,” on 29 November 2021, 10:30 am, Philippine Standard Time.

The UP Asian Center will be holding a roundtable via Zoom, “New Directions in Asian Studies Webinar Series: Networks of Knowledge on Asia” on 26 November 2021, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Philippine Standard Time.

The UP Asian Center will be holding a virtual launch—via Zoom—of the online exhibit, “Collecting Histories: Gems from the Asian Center Art Collection” on 22 November 2021, 3:00pm to 6:00pm, Philippine Standard Time. 

Celebrate with us on our 66th birthday! As part of its celebration, there will be a month-long series of online activities (via Zoom) that are free and open to the public.