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

Lectures @ UP Asian Center

All our lectures and conferences and the like are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated within the press release. To receive invitations to these lectures directly to your inbox.


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.

The UP Asian Center will be launching—via Zoom—an online art exhibit, “Mandala: Tessellation of Culture” on 23 November 2021, 2 pm, Philippine Standard Time.

The UP Asian Center will be holding a roundtable via Zoom, “New Directions in Asian Studies Webinar Series: Networks of Knowledge on Asia” on 26 November 2021, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Philippine Standard Time.

The UP Asian Center will be holding a virtual launch—via Zoom—of the online exhibit, “Collecting Histories: Gems from the Asian Center Art Collection” on 22 November 2021, 3:00pm to 6:00pm, Philippine Standard Time.