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 & Conferences @ UP Asian Center

The Asian Center regularly holds lectures, conferences, roundtables, and other academic-related activities, all of which have been listed below. All conferences and the like are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated within the press release. 

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The UP Asian Center will be holding a forum-exhibit, The Ethnic, The Everyday, and the Exotic: The Philippines on Display, on 14 November 2018, 3 pm–5 pm, UP Asian Center, Quezon City. The event is free and open to the public, but participants are encouraged to sign up. 

The UP Asian Center will hold “A Taste of Asia: A Mini Food Festival” on 15 November 2018, 3–5 pm at the UP Asian Center, Quezon City. The event is free and open to the public. Walk-ins are welcome, but interested participants are encouraged to sign up.

The UP Asian Center is holding “The Philippines and East Asia: Strengthening Ties” a public forum on 13 November 2018, 9:00 am–10:30 am; 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM; and from 1:00 PM–3:00 PM at the UP Asian Center, Quezon City. The event is free and open to the public. Walk-ins are welcome, but interested participants are encouraged to sign up. 

The UP Asian Center will be holding Mauzek: Asian Society through Everyday Objects on from 12 November 2018 until 12:30 pm, 17 November 2018 at the UP Asian Center, Quezon City. . The event is free and open to the public, but participants are encouraged to sign up. 

The public is invited to attend Hugyaw, the celebration of the 35th anniversary of the College of Arts and Letters, the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, and the Tricollege PhD Philippine Studies Program, on 23 October 2018, 5 pm – 7 pm, Palma Hall Lobby, University of the Philippines Diliman.