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

The UP Asian Center will hold "Ikebana as Sustainable Art: A Lecture and Demonstration on Japanese Traditional Flower Arrangement" on 13 November 2019, 1–2:30 pm at the ASEAN Hall, UP Asian Center, QC. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served. Walk-ins are welcome but participants are encouraged to sign up.


Asako Tsunoda is a certified Ikebana instructor from Misho ryu Nakayama bunpo-kai, a school which originated from Osaka more than 200 years ago during the Edo period. She is also a founder of Manila bunpo-kai and has been teaching Ikebana in Tokyo, Sydney and Manila for 14 years.


This event is part of the Asian Center's 64th anniversary celebrations. View full list activities and sign up. The Ikebana lecture-demo is one of four activities scheduled on 13 November:

• How Do Elite University Students in ASEAN Look at their Asian Neighbors? | A Lecture

• Encounters with Silence | A Screening and Forum on 'Lonely Death' in Japan

• South Sulawesi, Indonesia as a Field of Historical Study | A Public Lecture


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The Asian Center offers M.A. degrees in Asian Studies with four fields of specialization: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and West Asia. The Center also has an M.A. program in Philippine Studies that allows students to major in Philippine society and culture, Philippine foreign relations, or Philippine development studies. The Center offers a Ph.D.  program in Philippine Studies in conjunction with the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy. For an overview of these graduate programs, click here. The Asian Center also publishes Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia, the latest issue of which can be downloaded atthe journal's website. For other news and upcoming events at the Asian Center, click here.