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

The UP Asian Center and the Japan Foundation Manila are now accepting submissions for the "4th Japanese Studies in the Philippines Research Competition," which will be held sometime in March 2022.  

The UP Asian Center is holding—via Zoom—an online book launch and art exhibit, “The Battle of Marawi: Special Edition” on October 19, 2021, Tuesday, 3 pm to 5 pm, Philippine Standard Time. The event is free and open to the public, but sign-in to a basic Zoom account is required.

In his book, “Plying the Straits: Batel Mobilities in Central Philippines,” Professor Joefe B. Santarita of the UP Asian Center argues that a ship can become a lens for exploring both the logistics and the dimensions of mobilities.

The UP Asian Center will be holding via Zoom a Special Lecture on Philippines-Japan Relations on 5 October 2021, 1–5 pm, Philippine Standard Time. The event is free and welcome to the public, but signing in to a Zoom account is required.

The UP Asian Center will be hosting a webinar, “AfghaniSTUNNED: Making Sense of Afghanistan’s Realities and Relations" on 10 September 2021, 1 – 5 PM, Philippine Standard Time.