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 webinar, “Trapped in the 19th Century: The Endless Reproduction of Colonial Stereotypes and Images in the Postcolonial Present” is now available on YouTube.

Professor Aurora Roxas-Lim, former dean of the Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman, passed away on 16 November 2020. She was 84.

The UP Asian Center will be holding a virtual launch of the Dr. Peter Boomgaard Southeast Asian Collection on 25 November 2020, 5 pm. The event is free and open to the public.

A special lecture, "Finding Intimacy in Asian History: Notes on Pain and Pleasure" is one of the highlights of the virtual launch of the Dr. Peter Boomgaard Southeast Asian Collection on 25 November 2020, 5 pm.

With the theme “Zealously Cultivating Ideas, Ceaselessly Inspiring Minds Across Asia,” the UP Asian Center will be holding a series of webinars and activities this November as part of its 65th anniversary celebration. The events are free and open to the public.