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

Lectures @ UP Asian Center

The Japan Foundation and the UP Asian Center are calling for submissions of Japan-related research for the “Japanese Studies in the Philippines: A Research Competition for Students.” The competition is open to Filipino students in the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The UP Asian Center will be hosting a public lecture by Dr. Vera Mackie, “Gender and Sexuality Studies: Asia-Pacific Perspectives,” on 13 February 2019, 1 – 3:30 pm, at the UP Asian Center, Quezon City. The lecture is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served. Walk-ins are welcome, but participants are encouraged to sign up.

Discover traditional Japanese music with a rock-band twist at “Rocking Tradition: A Shamisen Concert with Keisho Ohno” on 12 February 2019, 7 PM, UP Asian Center, Diliman, Quezon City. The performance is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served. Walk-ins are welcome, but attendees are encouraged to sign up.

Discover classical Indian dance from dancer and choreographer Amrita Lahiri on 25 January 2019, 3:00 pm–5:00 pm, at the UP Asian Center, Quezon City. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served, but participants are encouraged to sign up.

The UP Asian Center will be holding a lecture, “Transpacific Insights on the Meiji Restoration and Japanese Culture: The American Thirst for Japanese Green Tea,” on 12 December 2018, Wednesday, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the UP Asian Center, QC.