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 public is invited to attend Hugyaw, the celebration of the 35th anniversary of the College of Arts and Letters, the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, and the Tricollege PhD Philippine Studies Program, on 23 October 2018, 5 pm – 7 pm, Palma Hall Lobby, University of the Philippines Diliman.

The UP Asian Center will host a symposium, Partnering for Development:  Philippines-Taiwan Cooperation in the Services Sector on 19 October 2018, Friday, 2:00 pm–4:30 pm, Seminar Room, UP Asian Center, Quezon City.

Enjoy and experience Thailand’s culture through its dances, games and food at Suk Jai Thailand: A Thai Cultural Fair on 28 August 2018, 1 pm–4 pm, UP Asian Center, QC.

The UP Asian Center co-organized the 2018 ASEAN-Korea Youth Network Workshop held from 2–7 July 2018 in Seoul, Republic of Korea, and from 7–11 July 2018 in Manila, Philippines. 

Given as part of the Japan Foundation Library Support Grant for Fiscal Year 2017–2018, the books serve as great additions to the Asian Center's Japan Studies collection, and cover history, economics, international relations, and popular culture.