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 Asian Center regularly holds lectures, conferences, roundtables, and other academic-related activities, all of which have been listed below. All conferences and the like are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated within the press release. 

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The UP Asian Center will hold a public lecture, “South Sulawesi, Indonesia as a Field of Historical Study,” on 13 November 2019, 5–7 pm at the Japan Hall, UP Asian Center, QC.

The UP Asian Center will be holding the roundtable-book launch of Power and Knowledge in Southeast Asia: State and Scholars in Indonesia and the Philippines  on 12 November 2019 at the UP Asian Center, QC. The event is free and open to the public.

The UP Asian Center will hold a free screening of the documentary, “Encounters with Silence,” on 13 November 2019, 2:30–4 pm, at the ASEAN Hall, UP Asian Center, QC. A discussion on the film’s topic, the “lonely death” in Japan, will follow the screening. 

The UP Asian Center will hold the research conference, “The Philippines and the Global South: Social, Economic, and Political Realities,” on 9 December 2019, 1-5 PM at the UP Asian Center, QC.

The UP Asian Center will hold the public lecture, “Decolonization and the Changing Political Economy of Urban Land in Java (1930-1965),on 29 October 2019, 1 – 2:30 pm at the UP Asian Center, Quezon City.  The event is free and open to the public.