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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Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia has published a special issue on the works of Dr. Josefa Saniel, former Dean and now Professor Emeritus of the UP Asian Center. The issue reprints five previously published articles in Asian Studies, and comes with a tribute essay written by Mr. Janus Nolasco and Ms. Danae Pantano.

Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives welcomes themed issues comprising at least four articles. Apart from the journal’s standard guidelines, the following terms will guide the production of the themed issue.  

The UP Asian Center and the Japan Foundation Manila are calling Japan Majors of the UP Asian Center to take part in “Experience Japan: An Essay Writing Competitionfor Japan Studies Majors” Application period is from 9 September 2019 to 11 October 2019. Deadline of submissions is on 11 October 2019, 5 pm.

The Confucius Institute of the University of the Philippines Diliman, together with the UP Asian Center, will be organizing several activities as part of “The Intangible Cultural Heritage of China: The 2019 Mid-Autumn Festival and Confucius Institute Day” on 11 September 2019, 10 am to 4 pm, GT-Toyota Asian Center Auditorium, UP Asian Center, QC.

The UP Asian Center will hold a public lecture, “Wartime Prostitution in Saigon (Vietnam), 1954-1975: Religious and Political Discourses” at the UP Asian Center, Quezon City, 30 August 2019, 5:30–7:00 pm. The lecture is free and open to the public.