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 UP Asian Center is accepting entries for the “Asia 4.0: A Photo Contest” from 15 October – 8 November 2019. The competition is open to anyone. A maximum of 2 original photo submissions per participant will be accepted.  

The Japan Foundation and the UP Asian Center are calling for submissions of Japan-related research for the “Japanese Studies in the Philippines: The 2020 Nationwide Research Competition.” The competition is open to Filipino students enrolled in colleges and universities across the Philippines.

The UP Asian Center will hold the public lecture, “Decolonization and the Changing Political Economy of Urban Land in Java (1930-1965),on 29 October 2019, 1 – 2:30 pm at the UP Asian Center, Quezon City.  The event is free and open to the public.

The UP Asian Center invites graduate students (MA and PhD students) to submit abstracts to "Asia 4.0: Changes and Challenges: The 2019 Graduate Students’ Conference @ UP Asian Center," which will be held on 23 November 2019, 8 am to 12 noon, Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman.

The UP Asian Center will organize lectures, conferences, film showings, food festival, roundtable, book launch, and cultural activities to celebrate its 64th anniversary, with the theme, Asia 4.0: Changes and Challenges.