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 holding a public forum, Conflict in West Asia: Implications on Philippine Labor Migration, on 31 January 2020, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm at the UP Asian Center, QC. The event is free and open to the public.

The UPD Asian Center and the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in the Philippines welcome applications for a FREE batik-making workshop on 11 February 2020, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., UP Asian Center, QC

The UP Asian Center will host a forum and research competition, "Japanese Studies in the Philippines on 18 January 2020, 8 am–2 pm, UP Asian Center, QC.

Five Japan majors of the UP Asian Center took part in a six-day study tour in Japan from 15 to 20 December 2020.

Former Professor and Dean of the Asian Center, Dean Ajit Singh Rye passed away on 2 January 2020. He was 93.