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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Eighteen presentations from the international conference, Scripts in Asia, c. 1500–2000, are now available in the UP Asian Center’s YouTube Channel. Only those who consented to have their videos uploaded are available for viewing.

It’s still a little over a month before registration, but this early, we’d like to advise you to do the following to help ensure a smooth the (pre)enlistment process and minimize delays in your registration.

The UP Asian Center will be holding a webinar, “Decolonizing International Relations: Conversations on Asian (Non-Western) Connections" on 13 August 2021, 2 pm–5 pm, Philippine Standard Time.

As part of our/your preparations for the coming semester, we have compiled a few things-to-know-and-do for new students. 

Twelve M.A. students of the UP Asian Center and six from the Tri-College PhD Philippine Studies Program comprised the graduating class of 2021 and were honored in two separate virtual recognition ceremonies.