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

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The replay of the lecture, “Finding Intimacy in Asian History: Notes on Pain and Pleasure,” and the virtual launch of the "Dr. Peter Boomgaard Southeast Asia Collection,"  held on 25 November 2020, is now available on YouTube.

The replay of the webinar, “Pagkalalaki at Maka-Diyos: A Dialogical Look at Masculinity and Religiosity among Filipino Males” conducted on 18 November 2020, is now available on YouTube.

The UP Asian and the Japan Foundation Manila are now accepting submissions for the "3rd Nationwide Japanese Studies  Research Competition." Graduate students—MA and PhD—may submit any Japan-related research papers (except topics on natural sciences, medical sciences, and engineering); undergraduate students may enter essays with the topic, “Japan and Diversity in the Time of COVID.” The deadline for submission is extended until 30 January 2021, 5 pm.

As culmination to its 65th anniversary celebration, the UP Asian Center will hold two Korea-related events on 2 December 2020 via Zoom. The events are free and open to the public, but interested participants are required to register using an authenticated Zoom account.

The UP Asian Center will be holding the "Bap Meogeureo Gaja! Tara, Kain Tayo! : A Korean and Filipino (Fusion) Cuisine Demonstration" on 2 December 2020, 10 am - 12 nn, Philippine time, via Zoom. The event is free and open to the public.