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 host a research forum, Japan Studies AcrossBorders, and the book launching of “Thinking Beyond the State: Migration, Integration, and Citizenship in Japan and the Philippines” on 16 August 2018, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm, Seminar Room, UP Asian Center, Quezon City. Both events are free and open to the public, but seating is first-come, first-served; interested participants are requested to sign up to receive any change to the program.

The forum-exhibit also features research posters by graduate students of the UP Asian Center taking up the course Asian Studies (AS) 255.1 (Social and Economic Development in Southeast Asia) under UP Asian Center Dean Joefe B. Santarita. 

The UP Asian Center will launch a forum-poster exhibit, Asia on the Rise: Challenges for Philippine Foreign Relations, on 17 May 2018, 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm, UP Asian Center, QC. The forum-exhibit is free and open to the public; seating is first-come, first-served, but participants are asked to sign up. 

The UP Asian Center will host a forum, Contemporary Issues in Non-Traditional Security: Implications for Philippine Foreign Policy, on 11 May 2018, 1 pm–4 pm, at the Seminar Room, UP Asian Center, QC. The forum is free and open to the public; seating is first-come, first-served, but participants are requested to sign up.

The exhibit showcases the highlights, experiences, and findings of graduate students of the UP Asian Center on their cultural immersion and mapping of two Mangyan communities in northern Oriental Mindoro—the Iraya Mangyan tribe of Puerto Galera and the Alangan Mangyan tribe of Baco—from 21–22 April 2018.