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 UP Asian Center, together with the Seoul National University - Asia Center and the UP Korea Research Center successfully held the Korea Studies Special Workshop, “Multiple Connections Between the Philippines and the Korean Peninsula” on 3 December 2022 at Microtel by Wyndham, UP Technohub.

 As part of the UP Asian Center’s 67th Founding Anniversary, the UP Asian Center recently hosted The Asia Concert with the theme, Samar: Tinig, Galaw, Salita on 27 November 2022, Sunday at the GT-Toyota Asian Cultural Center Auditorium. The event was the first of its size after almost three years of online concerts and activities.

Ten (10) UP Asian Center faculty members was awarded the One UP Professorial Chair Grant for the 2022-2024 cycle in recognition of their research and mentoring efforts in the previous year. Below are the awardees from the UP Asian Center.

The UP Asian Center congratulates Professorial Lecturer Jaime A. FlorCruz for being appointed as the Philippine Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China on 7 December 2022.

The UP Asian Center in partnership with the Philippine Association for Chinese Studies (PACS) will be hosting the Ambassador Chito Sta. Romana Memorial Lecture, “China's Rise and its Implications for ASEAN” on 10 February 2023, 9:30 am, Philippine Standard Time, ONSITE at the GT-Toyota Asian Center Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public. Online registration is required. Seating is first-come, first-served.