Thirty-one new graduate students of the UP Asian Center undertook an orientation last 27 July 2019, 2:30 pm–5:00 pm, at the Philippines Hall, Hall of Wisdom, Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman.
During the orientation, Dean Joefe Santarita formally welcomed and advised the students on the rigors of graduate school, and introduced the staff of the UP Asian Center. Prof. Rolando Talampas, Associate Professor and College Secretary, explained UP’s and the Asian Center’s policies regarding admissions, attendance, student performance, and general rules and regulations.
Ms. Eustaquia Landa, Head Librarian, covered library rules, schedules, and regulations. Mr. Janus Nolasco, Information Officer, discussed the contents of the website, the publications of the UP Asian Center, and gave a brief primer on data privacy. Rebecca Verzola, president of the Asian Center Student Organization (ACSO), invited the new students to join the ACSO.
The students are taking up the four different MA programs of the UP Asian Center:
- Master of Arts in Asian Studies (thesis)
- Master in Asian Studies (non-thesis)
- Master of Arts in Philippine Studies (thesis)
- Master in Philippine Studies
To learn more about these programs, please visit our Academics and/or Admissions pages. The orientation was facilitated by Drs. Noel Moratilla and Michelle Palumbarit, Assistant Professors at the UP Asian Center.
The UP 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.
Decolonization and the Changing Political Economy of Urban Land in Java, 1930–1965 | A Public Lecture, 29 Oct
The UP Asian Center will hold the public lecture, “Decolonization and the Changing Political Economy of Urban Land in Java (1930-1965),” on 29 October 2019, 1 – 2:30 pm at the UP Asian Center, Quezon City. The event is free and open to the public.
The Intangible Cultural Heritage of China: The 2019 Mid-Autumn Festival and Confucius Institute Day | 11 September
The Confucius Institute of UP Diliman, together with the UP Asian Center, will be organizing several activities as part of “The Intangible Cultural Heritage of China: The 2019 Mid-Autumn Festival and Confucius Institute Day” on 11 September 2019, 10 am to 4 pm, UP Asian Center, QC.
Wartime Prostitution in Saigon, 1954–1975: Religious and Political Discourses | A Public Lecture, 30 Aug
The UP Asian Center will hold a public lecture, “Wartime Prostitution in Saigon (Vietnam), 1954-1975: Religious and Political Discourses” at the UP Asian Center, Quezon City, 30 August 2019, 5:30–7:00 pm. The lecture is free and open to the public.
The UP Asian Center and the Japan Foundation Manila will be holding a public seminar, "Special Lecture and Debriefing Seminar on Japanese Culture and Literature ," at the UP Asian Center, Quezon City, 6 September 2019, 2 - 4 pm. The seminar is free and open to the public.