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

In celebration of its 61st anniversary this November, the UP Asian Center will be holding several events throughout the month: a multidisciplinary conference on disasters; a symposium on empire and nationalism in Asia; a policy forum on investments in the Philippines; a forum on Russia-ASEAN relations; and a photo exhibit on rice in Asia and the Philippines. The public is welcome to attend all events free of charge