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

Nineteen presentations from the conference, Sabang: Early Southeast Asian-European Intercultural Encounters, are now available in the UP Asian Center’s YouTube Channel. Only those who consented to have their videos uploaded are available for viewing.
Visit the channel or click on the titles below. The videos are in pop-up mode when clicked.
"Sabang: Early Southeast Asian-European Intercultural Encounters," was held via Zoom from 18-20 March 2021. It was organized by the Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, and the Office for Initiatives of Culture and the Arts, UP Diliman.
To view abstracts, and speaker profiles, you may visit the conference page.

 The UP Asian Center offers M.A. degrees in Asian Studies with four fields of specialization: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and West Asia. The Center also has an M.A. program in Philippine Studies that allows students to major in Philippine society and culture, Philippine foreign relations, or Philippine development studies. The Center offers a Ph.D.  program in Philippine Studies in conjunction with the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy. For an overview of these graduate programs, click here. The Asian Center also publishes Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia, the latest issue of which can be downloaded at the journal's website. For other news and upcoming events at the Asian Center, click here