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


Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia is a peer-reviewed journal published since 1963 by the Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman.