The Philippines and Asia in the 21st Century

The UP Asian Center will be hosting a graduate students’ conference, The Philippines and Asia in the 21st Century, on 5 May 2018, 8 am to 4 pm at UP Asian Center, QC. The conference is free and open to the public; seating is first-come, first-served, but participants are encouraged to sign up.

The conference features three sessions covering 14 panels and 58 presentations from the graduate students of the UP Asian Center taking up their MAs at the UP Asian Center and their PhDs at the TriCollege PhD Philippine Studies program.

Each session consists of four (4) to five (5) parallel sessions. The first session starts at 9 am; the second at 10:45 am; and the third at 1:15 pm. Below is the tentative schedule; attached is a PDF listing the papers for each panel, as well as a vicinity map. 

SESSION 1: 9:00 AM–10:30 AM

Panel 1: Asian Identities

Panel 2: Korean Pop Culture

Panel 3: Confucianism, Taoism, and Spirituality

Panel 4: Islam, Ritual, and Christianity in Peace and Development

SESSION 2: 10:45 AM-12:15 AM

Panel 5: Film and Media in Japan and the Philippines

Panel 6: Tourism and Marketing in Japan and Southeast Asia

Panel 7: Education: Policy and Praxis in East Asia

Panel 8: Food, Ageing, and the Military in East Asia

Panel 9: History, Memory, and Politics

SESSION 3: 1:15 PM-2:45 PM

Panel 10: International Relations in East/West Asia

Panel 11: Development and Political Economy

Panel 12: Art and Literature in the Philippines

Panel 13: Gender, Racism and Nation in Korea and Southeast Asia

Panel 14: Religious Expressions and NONS


Vehicles entering the UP Asian Center (GT-Toyota Asian Cultural Center) grounds can only do so via the gate on Magsaysay Avenue that is near a UP guardhouse, a few meters away from Katipunan Avenue, and across Maynilad. A small gate for pedestrians on Guerrero St. lies across the College of Law parking lot and a few meters away from a waiting shed, where the Ikot jeepney, and jeepneys from Philcoa and SM North pass by. 

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Posted: May 4, 2018 14:58