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, in partnership with K. Matsushita Foundation, will be hosting a special lecture, Comparing Religion in the Philippines and Japan: A Viewpoint from the "Majority Religion" and Debriefing Seminar with the 2022 K. Matsushita Japan Study Tour Participants on 9 March 2023, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, PHT, via Zoom. The event is free and open to the public but signing in to a (free) Zoom account is required.

The UP Asian Center will be hosting a hybrid roundtable discussion, The Rise of the “Indo-Pacific”: Entanglements with China and Southeast Asia on 7 March 2023, 2:00 PM (Philippine Standard Time, GMT+8). The event is free and open only to the guests and students of the UP Asian Center. Online registration (on-site) and signing in to a Zoom account (online) are required. 

The Tri-College Ph.D. Philippines Studies Program, University of the Philippines Diliman will hold the conference and exhibit, PAKARADYAAN: Women Weaving Mëranaw Culture on 28 March to 1 April 2023, at the UP Asian Center and the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy. The event is on-site, free, and open to the public.

The UP Diliman Asian Center alumni held atheir first General Assembly on 28 January 2023, its first since the pandemic.

The UP Asian Center, in partnership with the UP Center for International Studies, will be holding an on-site lecture on 21-22 February 2023, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm (PST) for Day 1 and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (PST) for Day 2, at the GT-Toyota Asian Cultural Center. The event is free and open to the public. Online registration is required.