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

The UP Asian Center will hold the "Asia 4.0: The 2019 Graduate Students' Conference" on 23 November 2019 at the UP Asian Center, QC. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served. Walk-ins are welcome, but participants are encouraged to sign up. 


8:10 am–9:00 am

Virtual Homes Away from Home: A Self-Reflexive Case Study on the Use of Online Communication Applications by Overseas Filipino Workers
          Jacelle Bonus, MA Media Studies, University of the Philippines Diliman

Surge of Indians for Medical Education in the Philippines and Mediation of Identities in Post-Colonial Manila as Diasporic Ethnic Group: An Ethnographic Study
        Santosh Digal, PhD Media Studies, University of the Philippines Diliman

Filipinos in Western Video Games: Race and Capitalism in the Advent of Glocalization
       Thea Pamela Pauline A. Javier, PhD Communication, University of the Philippines Diliman

9:00 am–9:50 am

Cognitive Map of 20th-Century Workers’ Imagination in the Philippines from 1900s–1930s
          Christian Lemuel Magaling, MA Asian Studies, University of the Philippines Diliman

Vaporwave, or The Vaporization of Philippine Cultures: Prospects on Living Through the Age of Extremes
          Allen Casey Gumiran, MA Philippine Studies, University of the Philippines Diliman

The Sidewalk Vendor: Socio-Economic Cohesion in the Formal Economy as Part of the 4th Industrial Revolution
          Manolo Labor, MA Philosophy, University of the Philippines Diliman

Collaborative Economy in Developing Countries: Perspectives from the Philippines
       Ivy Jessen Galvan, Master Asian Studies, University of the Philippines Diliman

10:05 am–10:55 am

Community in Transition: The New Clark City in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
           Jennifer Kleskie et al., PhD in Philippine Studies, University of the Philippines Diliman

Trashing Disposable Development: Consolidation of Urbanization of City of San Jose del Monte
           Sharmaine Lizada, Master Philippine Studies, University of the Philippines Diliman

Assessment of Flood Hazard Mapping in San Juan River Basin
           Marilyn Medina, PhD Urban and Regional Planning, University of the Philippines Diliman

The Implications of Political Patronage to Disaster Assistance in Palanan and other Selected City/Municipalities in Isabela Province
           Michael Jamillon, MA Political Science, University of Santo Tomas

10:55 am–11:45 am

Emerging Global Security Health Threat in the 21st Century: The Rise of Vaccine Hesitancy and Refusal in Selected Asian States
           Jan Miguel Santos, MS Geography, University of the Philippines Diliman

Level of Improvement among Healthcare Facilities in Manila Basis for an Action Plan
           Mefia Nelson, Master in Public Health, Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation

Responsive and Inclusive Education in the New Normal of Education 4.0
           Rosella Torrecampo, Doctorate in Education Leadership, Development Academy of the Philippines

Determinants of Life Satisfaction among Older Filipino People at the Beginning of the Fourth industrial Revolution
          Genny Bandoles, PhD Sociology, University of the Philippines Diliman

1:30 pm–3:30 pm

 Trade and Development with Human Capital: A Century's Narrative in Korea
           Hak Kil Pyo, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Economics, Seoul National University

 3:30 pm–4:00 pm

Winners of the Best Paper, Best Presentation, and Best Presenter will be announced, as well as the winners of the photo competition

About the Keynote Speaker

Hak K. Pyo is a Visiting Scholar at the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP) and Professor Emeritus at the Faculty of Economics and Asia Center, Seoul National University. He earned BA from Seoul National University and PhD from Clark University. His publications include “Inflationary Expectations, ‘Endogenous Money’, and Economic Growth” (1986), “The Transition in the Political Economy of South Korean Development” (1993), “Excess Competition, Moral Hazard and Industrial trauma in Korea, 1977-1998” (2000) and “Financial Crisis and Relative Productivity Dynamics in Korea: Evidence from Firm-level Data (1992-2003) [2010].”

Happy 64th Birthday, Asian Center

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The Asian Center offers M.A. degrees in Asian Studies with four fields of specialization: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and West Asia. The Center also has an M.A. program in Philippine Studies that allows students to major in Philippine society and culture, Philippine foreign relations, or Philippine development studies. The Center offers a Ph.D.  program in Philippine Studies in conjunction with the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy. For an overview of these graduate programs, click here. The Asian Center also publishes Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia, the latest issue of which can be downloaded at the journal's website. For other news and upcoming events at the Asian Center, click here