Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.
Now I understand 
why the old poets of China went so far
and high 
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.
"The Old Poets of China" by Mary Oliver

Anniversary Activities

This year, the UP Asian Center is celebrating its 67th Founding Anniversary with the theme, ____. As part of its celebration, there will be a month-long series of online and on-site activities that the Asian Center community and its partners are welcome to enjoy.

This year we adopt as our theme, Continuity and Change: the Asian Center @ 66, in order to signal where the Center is in relation to our historic mandate and mission, and where we need to go in order to raise our profile and impact as an academic and policy hub in the region.