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 will host a forum and research competition, "Japanese Studies in the Philippines on 18 January 2020, 8 am–2 pm, UP Asian Center, QC.

Five Japan majors of the UP Asian Center took part in a six-day study tour in Japan from 15 to 20 December 2020.

Former Professor and Dean of the Asian Center, Dean Ajit Singh Rye passed away on 2 January 2020. He was 93.

Students, faculty and alumni of the UP Asian Center presented their studies at the 3rd Southeast Asian Studies in Asia (SEASIA) Conference held on 5-7 December 2019 at Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.

The UP Asian Center welcomed the delegates to the 5th ASEAN-Russia Youth Summit last 29 November 2019 at the GT-Toyota Asian Center Auditorium, Asian Center, UP Diliman.