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 presented “Flares of Hope, Vanguards of Unity,” its Virtual Lantern Presentation during the “Diwa ng Diliman” ceremonies, which were held on 18 December 2020 in lieu of UP’s traditional Lantern Parade.

Send your abstracts for an international conference, “Sabang: Early Southeast Asian-European Intercultural Encounters,” which will be held on 18–20 March 2021 via Zoom.

The latest issue (open access) of Asian Studies Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia  is now available.

In case you missed them, you may now watch—via YouTube— all webinars organized by the UP Asian Center since July 2020.

The UP Asian and the Japan Foundation Manila are now accepting submissions for the "3rd Nationwide Japanese Studies  Research Competition." The deadline for submission is extended until 30 January 2021, 5 pm.