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

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. 

The UP Asian Center will be hosting a webinar via Zoom, “Geopolitical Competition in Central Asia and Its Implications to the Middle East, Russia, South Asia, and East Asia” on 9 November 2021,  2:00 pm–5:00 pm (Philippine Standard Time).

The UP Asian Center will be hosting a webinar, “The Future of State in the Middle East ” on 27 October 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM, Philippine Standard Time.