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

Videos: Lectures and Conferences

The UP Asian Center hosted 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 held  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 held the Online Launching of the Exhibit, Collecting Histories: Gems from the Asian Center Art Collection on 22 November 2021, 3-5 pm, Philippine Standard Time via Zoom.

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

The UP Asian Center hosted a webinar—via Zoom— “A Century of Struggle: Women’s Movements and Rights in Turkey” on 22 October 2021, 7 PM – 9 PM, Philippine Standard Time.

The UP Asian Center in partnership with the Global Korea Scholarship Philippines Alumni Association (GKS-PHAA) hosted a webinar, via Zoom, “Afghan Refugees and Multiculturalism in Korea” on 25 October 2021, 9:30 a.m – 12 noon, Philippine Standard Time.

The UP Asian Center is holding—via Zoom—an online book launch and art exhibit, “The Battle of Marawi: Special Edition” on October 19, 2021, Tuesday, 3 pm to 5 pm, Philippine Standard Time. The event is free and open to the public, but sign-in to a basic Zoom account is required.

The UP Asian Center held via Zoom a Special Lecture on Philippines-Japan Relations on 5 October 2021, 1–5 pm, Philippine Standard Time. The event is free and welcome to the public, but signing in to a Zoom account is required.

Watch the recording of the webinar, “AfghaniSTUNNED: Making Sense of Afghanistan’s Realities and Relations" on 10 September 2021, 1 – 5 PM, Philippine Standard Time.

Eighteen presentations from the international conference, Scripts in Asia, c. 1500–2000, are now available in the UP Asian Center’s YouTube Channel.

Watch the recording of “Decolonizing IR: Conversations on Asian (Non-Western) Connections" on 13 August 2021, 2–5 pm, Philippine Standard Time.

Watch "Saving Gaza, Fighting for Peace: Perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict," which was held via Zoom on 9 July 2021

Watch select presentations from the forum, "Engaging with China: Views from Southeast Asia," on 5 June 2021, 1 pm (Philippine Standard Time, GMT + 8)

Watch presentations “Sabang: Early Southeast Asian-European Intercultural Encounters” held from 18– 20 March 2021.