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 Chinese Embassy in Manila is holding the “Hello, China: An International Photo Exhibition Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China” from 4-8 November 2019 at the UP Asian Center, QC. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

The UP Asian Center will hold the public lecture, “Decolonization and the Changing Political Economy of Urban Land in Java (1930-1965),on 29 October 2019, 1 – 2:30 pm at the UP Asian Center, Quezon City.  The event is free and open to the public.

The UP Asian Center invites graduate students (MA and PhD students) to submit abstracts to "Asia 4.0: Changes and Challenges: The 2019 Graduate Students’ Conference @ UP Asian Center," which will be held on 23 November 2019, 8 am to 12 noon, Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman.

The UP Asian Center will organize lectures, conferences, film showings, food festival, roundtable, book launch, and cultural activities to celebrate its 64th anniversary, with the theme, Asia 4.0: Changes and Challenges. 

The UP Asian Center will soon accept applications to its graduate programs on Asian Studies and on Philippine Studies for the second semester, Academic Year 2019–2020, which starts in January 2020.