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

News @ UP Asian Center

In a recent book chapter, “Treat and Threat: Chinese Financing of Duterte's Build! Build! Build! Programs,” Professor Joefe B. Santarita of the UP Asian Center explores the effects of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) on President Rodrigo Duterte’s Build! Build! Build! initiatives.

Professor Antoinette Raquiza of the UP Asian Center will be speaking at a webinar on “Industrial Policy and Nation-Building” which will be held on 22 March 2022, 9 am to 12 pm via Zoom, Philippine Standard Time. The webinar is free and open to the public. 

The UP Asian Center will launch—via Zoom—a permanent exhibit titled "Bulwagan ng mga Bayani: Alay, Alaala, at Pagpupugay sa mga Bayani ng Pilipinas" on 21 March 2022, 3 pm.

Nine presentations on different aspects of Japanese society will be delivered at the Fourth Japanese Studies in the Philippines Research Competition on 19 March 2022, 830 am to 2 pm. Organized by the Asian Center, UP Diliman and Japan Foundation Manila, the event is free and open to the public, but participation requires signing to a Zoom account.

The UP Asian Center and the Japan Foundation Manila will hold—via Zoom—the 4th Japanese Studies in the Philippines Research Competition” on 19 March 2022, 8:30 am – 2 pm, Philippine Standard Time, GMT+8.