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

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The Dr. Peter Boomgaard Southeast Asia Collection is now available for access to students, faculty and scholars studying Southeast Asian studies. Due to the community quarantine, interested borrowers are requested to follow the guidelines set by the Asian Center Library when accessing the collection.

The UP Asian Center will hold a webinar, “Recent Developments in Inter-Korea Relations,” on 2 December 2020, 2 pm, Philippine time, via Zoom. The event is free and open to the public, but interested participants are required to register using an authenticated Zoom account.

Read the articles of Professor Aurora Roxas-Lim (1935-2020), former dean of the Asian Center. She was a scholar in the field of literature, art history and area studies. She wrote on topics such as Southeast Asian art, history, culture, religion, and maritime societies.

The replay of the webinar, “Trapped in the 19th Century: The Endless Reproduction of Colonial Stereotypes and Images in the Postcolonial Present” is now available on YouTube.

Professor Aurora Roxas-Lim, former dean of the Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman, passed away on 16 November 2020. She was 84.