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 China Book Center was launched at the Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman. The China Book Center holds over 500 English publications on China, which will be made available to the public via the Asian Center library.

The book, East Asian Popular Culture: Philippine Perspectives, is now available for download. Edited by Michiyo Yoneno-Reyes, it contains analyses of topics—such as books, films, television and personalities—that occupy a prominent place in the cultural production of countries in East Asia. The book was published in 2013 by the UP Asian Center.

The Consortium of the Southeast Asian Studies in Asia welcomes paper and panels for the biennial Southeast Asian Studies in Asia Conference (SEASIA 2019), with the theme “Change and Resistance: Future Directions of Southeast Asia,” on 5 to 7 December 2019 at the Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.

This is the directory of the UP Asian Center as of March 2019.

The UP Asian Center and the Japan Foundation Manila will be holding a public forum, “Japanese Studies in the Philippines,” on 16 March 2019, 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM, at the UP Asian Center, Quezon City. The forum is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served. Walk-ins are welcome, but interested participants are encouraged to sign up.