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, “Geopolitical Competition in Central Asia and Its Implications to the Middle East, Russia, South Asia, and East Asia” on 9 November 2021,  2:00 pm–5:00 pm (Philippine Standard Time).

The UP Asian Center is looking for one (1) graduate assistant. Deadline of applications is on 15 November. The graduate student is expected to start at the soonest possible time after the necessary papers are processed.

The UP Asian Center is accepting applications to its graduate programs on Asian Studies and on Philippine Studies for the second semester, Academic Year 2021–2022, which starts in February 2022.

Themed "Margins and Mobilities in Asia," the latest issue of Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia–Volume 57, Issue 2, Year 2021—is now available in the journal's website. 

The UP Asian Center will be hosting a webinar, “The Future of State in the Middle East ” on 27 October 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM, Philippine Standard Time.