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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As part of its 65th anniversary celebration, the UP Asian Center will be hosting a webinar, “Trapped in the 19th Century: The Endless Reproduction of Colonial Stereotypes and Images in the Postcolonial Present” on 11 November 2020, Wednesday, at 2 pm–4 pm (Philippine time) via Zoom.

Eight faculty members of the UP Asian Center received the UP Diliman Centennial Professorial Chairs and Faculty Grants in recognition of their research and mentoring efforts. 

The new catalog of the Asian Studies Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia (ASJ) is now available for download. The redesigned catalog contains the list of articles included in all issues released since the journal’s first publication in 1963.

The Tri-College PhD Philippine Studies Program, University of the Philippines Diliman is now accepting applications for the January 2021 intake (second semester, Academic Year 2020–2021). The deadline of online application is on 7 November 2020.

In Asia, how does the traditional co-exist with the modern? To what extent have they redefined each other? Are they in harmony, in conflict, or both?