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 supports efforts to foster dialogue between the government and the University, as evidenced by the meeting between UP President Danilo Concepcion and DND Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and by the mutual commitment of DILG and UP to review the DILG-UP accord.

The UP Asian Center will hold the “Japanese Studies in the Philippines: A Forum and Nationwide Research Competition Year 3”  on 6 March 2021, 8 am – 3 pm, via Zoom.

HAINAN NORMAL University, China recently published the 2018 Philippine Development Report, which was edited by Dean Joefe B. Santarita and Dr. Noel Moratilla, and which features two chapters from Dr. Jocelyn Celero, Assistant Professor, and Professor Rolando Talampas.

The Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to the China International Publishing Group (CIPG) for donating nine boxes of books to the Asian Center Library, UP Diliman.

The UP Asian Center will hold a virtual research conference, “Beyond ASEAN: Global and Local Impacts of Balancing Domestic and Foreign Policy Priorities,” on 13 January 2021, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, Philippine time via Zoom.