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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Three batches of graduates from 2020, 2021, and 2022 marched for the UP Asian Center 2022 Commencement Exercises last Saturday, 30 July 2022, 2:00 pm, at the GT-Toyota Asian Center Auditorium, University of the Philippines Diliman. After two years of virtual ceremonies, the event was done both on-site and online.

The UP Asian Center and Tri-College PhD Philipine Studies Program will be holding the 2022 Commencement Exercises on 30 July 2022, 2:00 pm, Philippine Standard Time (GMT+8), at the GT-Toyota, Asian Center (on-site) and via Zoom. The on-site event is exclusive to graduates and their guests. Registration to Zoom is required for online attendees.

For IMMEDIATE HIRING: The Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman is looking for one (1) full-time non-UP contractual Research Assistant for the Academic Program Improvement Project. The research assistant will serve as a member of the project staff from August to December 2022 (5 months).

UP Asian Center faculty and staff were given special awards and recognition for their outstanding service and contribution to the UP Diliman community during the 2022 Linggo ng Parangal held last 20 to 24 June 2022 in UP Diliman both virtually and on-site.

Mr. Asnawi Maamor and Mr. George Michael Regino, graduates of the UP Asian Center Philippines Studies Program, were conferred the Order of Lapu-Lapu with the rank of Kamagi by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.