Organization - University of the Philippines Diliman Center for International Studies (UPCIS)

University of the Philippines Diliman Center for International Studies (UPCIS)
Basic Information
English University of the Philippines Diliman Center for International Studies (UPCIS)
Local language Sentro ng Araling Internasyonal
Country Philippines
Category Government Agency
Domain Oral Traditions and Expressions
Performing Arts
Social Practices, Rituals and Festive Events
Traditional Craftsmanship
Function Research
Education and Training
Promotion
Established year 2000
Objectives
  • To conduct multi/interdisciplinary cross-cultural research
  • To become a resource/center for information on different countries
  • To grant degrees on studies of specific countries in order to train and develop experts/specialists on countries of the world.
Introduction

The University of the Philippines Diliman Center for International Studies (UPCIS) was established in October 2000. It was envisioned to generate knowledge about the countries of the world and their interrelated cultures and ecological, social, economic, political, ideological, and gender systems. It aims to enable Filipino students to appreciate their multicultural origins as well as enrich their own development, to have a deeper understanding of the complex and diverse world toward a more peaceful co-existence among peoples of the world/ Thus UPCIS’ mandate is to be a center of scholarship toward such an objective, by developing country and topic-specialists particularly in Asia, the Americas, and Europe.

Major Activities

Research/ Publication

Raymond Macapagal, Assistant Professor

  • 2010-2012: The Batad Ifugao House Restoration and Conservation Initiative
  • 2011-The Batad Rice Terrace Cluster Restoration Project
  • 2013- Macapagal, R. A. Riso& Kanin: A gastronomical comparison of Italian and Filipino rice cultures. Proceedings of the 2013 Shaoxing International Conference of Asian Food Study, October 25-27, 2013.
  • 2015- Macapagal, R. A. & Bermejo, R.A. The Batad Kadangyan Ethnic Lodges Project: Community-based Indigenous Tourism in a UNESCO World Heritage Rice Terrace Cultural Landscape. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Best Practices in World Heritage: People and Communities, in Mahon, Menorca, Spain, 29 April-2 May, 2015.
  • 2015- Macapagal, et. al. Participatory Cultural Mapping of Traditional Healing Practices in Present-day Surin: Experiences from the Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre’s Intangible Cultural Heritage and Museums Field School 2013. Unpublished manuscript (submitted for publication).

Amparo Adelina Umali III, Ph.D., Associate Professor

  • 2011- Celestial Maiden Narratives and Reflections on the Ondoy Disaster. In Zayas, C.N. et al. (ed.) Overcoming Disasters Lessons from Post-Disaster Interventions in Japan and Southeast Asia. Quezon City: University of the Philippines Center for International Studies
  • 2011- Learning From the Masters: Teaching Ifugao Hudhud Chants, San Dionisio Komedya and the Bontoc Eagle Dance in the Classroom. In Pilipinas Muna! The Philippines Is a Priority! In Honor of Gennadiy Evgenyevich Rachkov. Stanyukovich, Maria V. editor and compiler. St. Petersburg: MAE RAS, Maclay Publications, Issue 4. Pp. 128-135.
  • 2012- Intercultural Collaboration as Dialogue in the Performance of Japanese Traditional Theatre in the Philippines. In Osaka University Graduate School of Letters’ Japanese Literature and Language Studies Kamigata Literature and Art Studies Academic Society Journal Kamigata Bungei Kenkyu (Kamigata Literature and Art Studies) Vol. 9. pp 84-92.
  • 2013-Performance Traditions in Japan and the Philippines: The Role of the Academe and the LGU in Preserving and Transmitting Cultural Heritage –article published in Suki, a Japan Foundation Newsletter, Vol.16, Issue 3.
  • 2013- The “Visible” and the “Invisible” in Amelia Lapena-Bonifacio’s Intercultural Noh Play Ang Paglalakbay ni Sisa: Isang Noh sa Laguna. Searching for the Visible and Invisible in Noh Theatre Symposium Proceeding. In Shintai Geijutsu kenkyu Noh” Research Group Publication. February 2013
  • 2013- “Seeing-Sounding Social Transformation in Teaching Asian and Philippine Performance Traditions Through Experiential Learning” Seeing-Sounding Social Transformation in the Music of Philippine Theaters, Abelardo Hall, College of Music UP Diliman, 18 September 2013
  • 2014-Japan’s Noh Theatre and Filipinized Western Performance Traditions: A Dialogue on Global Cultural Exchanges and Cultural Diplomacy

Lecture/Workshop/Training

2011

  • Global Studies Tour in Japan , co-organized with Yokohama National University- included intensive Noh training with Noh master Naohiko Umewaka , Noh Master for Shite of the Kanze School of Noh
  • 能/歌舞伎からNOH/ KABUKI へフィリピン大学の試み(Some Attempts in Staging Noh and Kabuki in the University of the Philippines). Nihon Joshi Daigaku (Japan Women’ University) Mejiro Campus, Tokyo, January 17, 2011.

2012

  • July- Rice-themed Study Tour in Kiangan, Ifugao- component of SEA30: Asian emporiums class of UPCIS
  • August- Rice-themed Study Tour in Batad, Banawe, Ifugao- component of SEA30: Asian emporiums class of UPCIS
  • August -Rice-themed Study Tour in Sagada, Mt. Province- component of SEA30: Asian emporiums class of UPCIS
  • Teaching Japanese Culture through Experiential Learning of the Noh Theatre UP Center for International Studies, DAWN Philippines and SALT Payatas-Kasiglahan 2012
  • Global Studies Tour in Japan , co-organized with Yokohama National University- included intensive Noh training with Noh master Naohiko Umewaka , Noh Master for Shite of the Kanze School of Noh

2013

  • Global Studies 197: Special topics on Asian Performance Practice; Course offering by UPCIS , 1st Semester, AY 2013-2014
  • Celebrating Women and Puppetry, Workshop Lecture-Demo Performance Aldaba Recital Hall, UP Diliman February 10, 2013
  • Global Studies Tour in Japan , co-organized with Yokohama National University- included intensive Noh training with Noh master Naohiko Umewaka , Noh Master for Shite of the Kanze School

2014

  • Bunraku workshop for Sama Badjao Children of Barangay 704, Manila
  • Global Studies 197: Special Topics on Japanese Traditional Performance Practice, 1st Semester, AY 2014-2015
  • Global Studies Tour in Japan , co-organized with Yokohama National University- included intensive Bunraku training with the Naoshima Onna Bunraku

2015

  • Asian Performance Literacy Workshop: An Introduction to the Practice of Asian Performance Traditions through Experiential Learning for teachers of the K to 12 Grade 8 Music and Arts of Asia Curriculum
  • Global Studies 197: Special Topics on Japanese Traditional Performance Practice, 1st Semester, AY 2015-2016
  • Global Studies Tour in Japan , co-organized with Yokohama National University, Japan Women’s University and Ferris University- included intensive Noh training with: Naohiko Umewaka , Noh Master for Shite of the Kanze School of Noh; Omura Shigeji, Noh Master for Kotsuzumi(Hip drum) of the Hosso School; Jiro Fujita, Noh Master for Nohkan of the Isso School

2016

  • Global Studies 197: Special topics on Asian Performance Practice; Course offering by UPCIS , Mid-year Semester, AY 2015-2016
  • Puppet Xchange: Arts of Puppetry from Japan and the Philippines-workshop at Buwagan ng Dangal, UP Diliman, 15 August 2016

Creative work

  • 2012 – Restaging of Ang Paglalakbay ni Sisa, Isang Noh sa Laguna to commemorate Jose Rizal’s 150 year birth anniversary (2011-2012)
  • 2013- Intercultural Collaboration as Dialogue: A Joint Production and Performance with Naoshima Onna (Women’s) Bunraku- National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Grants Program
  • 2013- Bunraku + Noh: Celebrating 40 Years of ASEAN-Japan Relations Through Intercultural Collaboration as Dialogue –The Japan Foundation Manila Local Grant Program
  • 2013- Papet at Maskara
  • featured performance by : the UPCIS Noh Ensemble in a joint performance with Naohiko Umewaka, Noh Master for Shite in Ang Paglalakbay ni Sisa Isang Noh sa Laguna; it also featured performances of the Naoshima Onna Bunraku and the UPCIS Bunraku Ensemble
  • 2014- Papet, Opera at Maskara
    Featured performance by: Naomi Paz-Sison, Soprano; Peter Porticos, Pianist; the UPCIS Noh and Bunraku Ensembles; Jiro Fujita, Noh Master for Flute; Sakurama Ujin, Head of the Sakurama Family of Noh Masters for Shite of the Komparu School; Yasunori “Chozaemon” Umewaka, Noh Master for Shite of the Kanze School; Naohiko Umewaka, Noh Master for Shite of the Kanze School
  • 2015- Celebrating Asia in Motion: An Afternoon of Heirloom Dances and Music, featured performances of: Philippine Komedya, Javanese Dance (Tari Java), Indian Bharata Natyam, Korean Samulnori (Fan dance); and Japanese Noh and Bunraku; 15 November 2015, Aldaba Recital Hall, UP Diliman
  • 2016- Cedula sa BGC Isang Kontemporanyong Noh
    Featured performance by: the UPCIS Noh Ensemble; Naohiko Umewaka, Noh Master for Shite of the Kanze School; Shigeji Omura of Okura School of Noh Drum; Isso Yoji, 14th Iemoto (Head of School) of the Isso School of Noh Flute; Luz Morete, Coloratura Soprano; and the UPCIS Bunraku Ensemble
Contact Information (Organization)
Website www.facebook.com/upcis.diliman
Address Center for International Studies, G/F Benton Hall, Roxas Ave. University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines 1101
Tel +63-02-9818500 loc. 2460 | +63-02-4267573 (telefax)
Fax +63-02-4267573 (telefax)
E-mail centerforinternationalstudies@yahoo.com

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