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 is accepting entries for the “Asia 4.0: A Photo Contest” from 15 October – 8 November 2019. The competition is open to anyone. A maximum of 2 original photo submissions per participant will be accepted.  

The Japan Foundation and the UP Asian Center are calling for submissions of Japan-related research for the “Japanese Studies in the Philippines: The 2020 Nationwide Research Competition.” The competition is open to Filipino students enrolled in colleges and universities across the Philippines.

The international academic conference, “Rhetoric of Creative Partnership: Conversations on Cross-cultural Artistic Exchanges,” will be held on 14-15 November 2019 at the UP Asian Center, QC. The event is free and open to the public.

 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 a research conference, “Navigating the Philippine Strategic Resource Landscape: Realities and Ways Forward,” on 12 December 2019, 1-5 PM at the UP Asian Center, QC.