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

News @ UP Asian Center

The UP Asian Center has been selected as one of the recipients of books and materials by the Japan Foundation Grant Program 2023. Under the Japan Foundation Grant Program for Japanese Studies Projects (Library Support), a total of 39 books were donated to the UP Asian Center Library on 1 April 2024.

The UP Asian Center has been selected as one of the recipients of materials by the Read Japan Project. The impressive collection covered the fields Japanese Culture and HistoryJapanese contemporary societyand even Japanese architecture. A total of fifty-four (54) books were donated to the UP Asian Center Library on 26 March 2024.

The UP Asian Center organized a book launch of "Dauntless: The 1st & 2nd Filipino Infantry Regiments, United States Army," authored by Marie Silva Vallejo. Held on 18 April 2024, at the Seminar Room, GT-Toyota Asian Cultural Center, the event included a public lecture shedding light on the critical role played by these Filipino regiments in World War II.

The International Studies Organization of Ateneo de Zamboanga University visited the UP Asian Center last 17 April 2024 as part of their educational tour. The Center welcomed a total of 29 visitors at the GT-Toyota Asian Cultural Center.

The UP Asian Center and the UP Department of Political Science will be holding the public lecture "Technology Governance and Global Innovation"  on 30 April 2024, 1–2:30 PM (Philippine time) at the Seminar Room, GT-Toyota Asian Cultural Center. The event is free and open to the public. Online registration is encouraged.