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 UP Asian Center will be hosting a webinar, “The Future of State in the Middle East ” on 27 October 2021, 6 PM – 9 PM, Philippine Standard Time.

Together with their colleagues across UP’s constituent universities, eight faculty members of the UP Asian Center received UP Diliman Centennial Professorial Chairs and Faculty Grants in recognition of their research and mentoring efforts in 2020.

The UP Asian Center will be hosting a webinar—via Zoom— “A Century of Struggle: Women’s Movements and Rights in Turkey” on 22 October 2021, 7 PM – 9 PM, Philippine Standard Time.

The UP Asian Center in partnership with the Global Korea Scholarship Philippines Alumni Association (GKS-PHAA) will be hosting a webinar, via Zoom, “Afghan Refugees and Multiculturalism in Korea” on 25 October 2021, 9:30 a.m – 12 noon, Philippine Standard Time.

The UP Asian Center and the Japan Foundation Manila are now accepting submissions for the "4th Japanese Studies in the Philippines Research Competition," which will be held sometime in March 2022.