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

Videos: Lectures and Conferences

Eighteen presentations from the international conference, Scripts in Asia, c. 1500–2000, are now available in the UP Asian Center’s YouTube Channel.

Watch the recording of “Decolonizing IR: Conversations on Asian (Non-Western) Connections" on 13 August 2021, 2–5 pm, Philippine Standard Time.

Watch "Saving Gaza, Fighting for Peace: Perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict," which was held via Zoom on 9 July 2021

Watch select presentations from the forum, "Engaging with China: Views from Southeast Asia," on 5 June 2021, 1 pm (Philippine Standard Time, GMT + 8)

Watch presentations “Sabang: Early Southeast Asian-European Intercultural Encounters” held from 18– 20 March 2021. 

This webinar was held on 2 December 2020, and is now available on YouTube.


This webinar was held on 25 November 2020, is now available on YouTube.

This webinar was held on 11 November 2020,  and is now available on YouTube. 

This lecture was delivered by Ambassador Elizabeth Buensuceso on 14 November 2020. 

The lecture, conducted on 16 September 2020, was delivered by H.E. Michael Peiyung Hsu, the Representative of TECO in the Philippines.