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

Upcoming Events @ UP Asian Center

The UP Asian Center will be hosting a webinar via Zoom, “Trajectory of Renewable Energy in the Philippines” on 8 January 2022,  2:00 pm (Philippine Standard Time, GMT + 8). 

The UP Asian Center will be hosting a webinar via Zoom, “Political Demography of South Korea: Generational Conflicts, Gender Politics, Regionalism, Anti-Americanism, and ‘Netizens’” on 8 December 2021,  9:00 am–11:30 am (Philippine Standard Time, GMT + 8).

The Japanese Studies Association in Southeast Asia (JSA) will hold its 7th Biennial International e-Conference—themed Southeast Asia and Japan: Bonds and Connections towards 2030—from 15 –17 December 2021 via Zoom and on Philippine Standard Time (GMT + 8).

The UP Asian Center will be holding—via Zoom—an online book launch of “The Politics of International Marriage in Japan,” on 2 December 2021, 1 pm – 3 pm, Philippine Standard Time.

The UP Asian Center will be hosting the first lecture in the webinar series, “Interrogating Globalization in an Asian Context,” on 29 November 2021, 10:30 am, Philippine Standard Time.