The UP Asian Center will organize lectures, conferences, film showings, food festival, roundtable, book launch, and cultural activities to celebrate its 64th anniversary, with the theme, Asia 4.0: Changes and Challenges. Please click on each event to sign up. Events for one day have a centralized online registration sheet.
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11 NOVEMBER (9:00 am–11:00 am)
Southeast Asia and Industry 4.0: A Roundtable
H.E. Gerard Ho Wei Hong
Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore to the Philippines
Prof. Glen A. Imbang
Technology Management Center, University of the Philippines Diliman
Opening: Photo Exhibit on Asia 4.0: Changes and Challenges
9:00 am, UP Asian Center, QC
Tumandok: Showcasing West Visayan Culture Through Films | Free Screenings
8:30 am–12:00 noon, ASEAN Hall, UP Asian Center, QC
Power and Knowledge in Southeast Asia: State and Scholars in Indonesia and the Philippines: A Book Launch-Roundtable
Rommel Curaming, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Brunei Darussalam
1:00 pm–3:00 pm, Japan Hall, UP Asian Center, QC
Screenings of West Asian Films
3:00 pm–7:00 pm, Japan Hall, UP Asian Center, QC
Ikebana as Sustainable Art: A Lecture-Demo on Japanese Traditional Flower Arrangement
1:00 pm–2:30 pm, ASEAN Hall, UP Asian Center, QC
Encounters with Silence: A Screening and Forum on 'Lonely Death' in Japan
January Victoria, Film Maker
2:30 pm–4 pm, ASEAN Hall, UP Asian Center, QC
How do Elite University Students in ASEAN Look at their Asian Neighbors: A Lecture
Shigeto Sonoda, PhD, Professor, University of Tokyo
3:00 pm–5:00 pm, Seminar Room, UP Asian Center, QC
South Sulawesi, Indonesia as a Field of Historical Study: A Lecture
Dr. Ian Caldwell (University of Leeds, UK, ret.)
5:00 pm–7:00 pm, Japan Hall, UP Asian Center, QC
Regional Cooperation and Integration in Asia: A Roundtable
3:00 pm–5 pm, UP Asian Center, QC
Blue Tea of Southeast Asia: A Lecture-Demo-Tea Tasting
Grace Odal-Devoria, PhD, Professor, University of the Philippines Manila
3:00 pm–4:30 pm, UP Asian Center
Asia 4.0: The 2019 Graduate Students' Conference
8 am–4 pm, GT-Toyota Asian Center Auditorium, QC
Keynote Address: Trade and Development with Human Capital: A Century's Narrative in Korea
Hak Kil Pyo, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Economics, Seoul National University
Alas ng Bayan: Women, Heroism, and Memory: An Exhibit (Details to follow)
Sitano Langon: Mga Kwento ng Marawi: A Lecture-Exhibit (Details to follow)
What does the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” mean for societies in Asia? Rapid globalization alongside unprecedented integration of the digital, physical, and biological spheres—hallmarks of the so-called “Fourth Industrial Revolution” (Industry 4.0)—are projected to cause massive shifts in economies and societies across the world (Schwab, 2016). While “Industry 4.0” promises greater productivity and connectivities, it also threatens to disrupt conventional production patterns through automation and digitization. What do these technological disruptions mean for Asia’s more than four billion inhabitants many of whom still rely on traditional modes of production? What roles do state and non-state actors play in “Industry 4.0”? What risks and opportunities become available as big data, blockchain technology, artificial intelligence, smartphones, and robotics are increasingly used and integrated in various industries including finance, health, and military among others? How are social identities (re)configured as countries and communities converge in various and novel ways, including and most notably, through the internet and the virtual world? The Asian Center of the University of the Philippines focuses on these issues as it celebrates its 64th anniversary. It has organized events that not only deal on the changes and challenges brought by “Industry 4.0”, but also provide Asian and Filipino perspectives to these issues.
The UP Asian Center and the UP Open University ASEAN Studies Graduate Program will be holding a Zoom webinar, “ASEAN Centrality: Up Close and Personal,” on 14 August 2020, 2 pm. Featuring Ambassador Elizabeth Buensuceso, the webinar is free and open to the public, but online registration and a Zoom account are required.
The UP Asian Center and the Center for People Empowerment in Governance will hold a public lecture, VFA Termination: New Strategic Moves? by Ericson Baculinao on 2 March 2020, 2 pm–4 pm, UP Asian Center, Diliman, Quezon City.
The UP Asian Center will be holding the public forum, “People’s Mobility in the Time of CoVid-2019,” on 21 February 2020, 1–4:30 pm, at the UP Asian Center, QC. The event is free and open to the public.
The UP Asian Center will be holding a special lecture and debriefing seminar on Japanese society and culture on 20 February 2020, 1 pm–4 pm, UP Asian Center. QC.