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 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.

The UP Asian Center will be holding a series of webinars and book collection launch this November as part of its 65th anniversary activities. The events are free and open to the public. Since all activities will be conducted online, interested participants are required to register using an authentic Zoom account.