The UP Asian Center proudly presents the revival of Musyawarah: The Asian Center Official Newsletter. The debut issue features contributions that highligt relevant issues and news within the Center and the University, such as distance learning and the COVID-19 pandemic.
As we open the new semester in a remote setup, the newsletter serves as a way to welcome and keep in touch with the students, faculty and stakeholders of the Asian Center.
These are just some of the articles featured in the issue.
• The Keynote: Data Gathering and Building Network in Indonesia (Graduate Essay)
• Dr. Aileen Baviera: Remembering the Legacy
• Remote Learning as UP’s Educational Strategy: Are We Really Ready?
• Asian Center’s General Health Guidelines in Battling COVID-19
Musyawarah is a Bahasa Indonesia term for “discussion.” It is a free quarterly newsletter of the UP Asian Center, initiated by its Research and Publications Office. Originally began in 2006, it showcases academic and literary submissions from students, faculty, and staff. It contains relevant news and updates within the university, regional updates on Asia and messages from Asian Center stakeholders. The newsletter also features new library acquisitions and upcoming events.
INQUIRIES AND SUBMISSIONS
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.
The UP Asian Center will hold a webinar, “Recent Developments in Inter-Korea Relations,” on 2 December 2020, 2 pm, Philippine time, via Zoom. The event is free and open to the public, but interested participants are required to register using an authenticated Zoom account.
The UP Asian Center will be holding a virtual launch of the Dr. Peter Boomgaard Southeast Asian Collection on 25 November 2020, 5 pm. The event is free and open to the public.
Pagkalalaki at Maka-Diyos: A Dialogical Look at Masculinity and Religiosity among Filipino Males | A Zoom Webinar (18 Nov 2020)
The UP Asian Center will be holding the webinar, “Pagkalalaki at Maka-Diyos: A Dialogical Look at Masculinity and Religiosity among Filipino Males” on 18 November 2020, Wednesday, at 10 am (Philippine time) via Zoom.
Trapped in the 19th Century: The Endless Reproduction of Colonial Stereotypes and Images in the Postcolonial Present | A Webinar (11 Nov 2020)
As part of its 65th anniversary celebration, the UP Asian Center will be hosting a webinar, “Trapped in the 19th Century: The Endless Reproduction of Colonial Stereotypes and Images in the Postcolonial Present” on 11 November 2020, Wednesday, at 2 pm–4 pm (Philippine time) via Zoom.