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

Upcoming Events @ UP Asian Center

Special Lectures on Korea: Its Economy and Culture

Organizer: Korea Foundation in partnership with University of the Philippines Office of Institutional Linkages and the Asian Center

1. Capability-Building as the Essence of the Korean Model of Development by Prof. Keun Lee, Seoul National University, Korea
2. Understanding K-Entertainment: Korean Visual Culture by Prof. Seungkwan No, Hanyang University, Korea

Venue: GT Toyota Asian Cultural Center Auditorium
Date: 5 August 2013
Time: 8am to 12:30pm

Open to the public. Free admission. Pre-registration is required.
To pre-register, please contact Ivy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 9818500 loc 3577

H.E. Rahim Mihmanparast
Head of Public Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
July 8, 2013 - 10am-12n
GT-Toyota Asian Cultural Center Rm.206-207

Gen. Saighal is presently Executive Director of Eco Monitors Society, an NGO involved in demography and ecology issues. As a respected and former high ranking military official, he has written a number of books on security issues, including Restructuring South Asian Security, Restructuring Pakistan, Dealing with Global Terrorism: The Way Forward and Global Security Paradoxes: 2000-2020.

 We would most appreciate if you can confirm your participation/attendance on or before June 14, 2013 by calling us at 981-8500 loc 3586, or by sending us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..