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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February 06, 2013, 3:00PM-4:30PM
Seminar Room, GT Toyota Hall of Wisdom,
GT Toyota Asian Cultural Center, UP Diliman

Feb. 12 - April 30, 2013
ASEAN Hall, GT Toyota Hall of Wisdom, Asian Center UP Diliman

February 6, 2013 @ 6:00pm
GT-Toyota Asian Cultural Center

Responding to the intense longing for self-determination and freedom, five Filipino artists of this generation unite to redress and dig deep to the complex, bitter and sweet account of Colonialism. In a tapestry of music, video, costuming and dance sourced from the Filipino culture and life, creativity transport the artist's hope and voice to bring Colonial as a multi-sensorial and trans-cultural piece whose language speaks to a global audience.

October 2, 2012, 1:00-5:00pm, ASEAN Hall, GT Toyota Asian Cultural Center

The opening ceremony of a photographic exhibition:
“Kizuna All Together Bayanihan: Representation of ‘Tohoku’”
4:45pm, Japan Hall, GT-Toyota Asian Center Hall of Wisdom, University of the Philippines

“Reconstruction of Filipino Community in Disaster Area of Japan”
A special lecture by Dr. Wako Asato (Kyoto University)
At 5:15pm, Japan Hall, GT-Toyota Asian Center Hall of Wisdom, University of the Philippines