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 latest issue of Asian Studies can now be downloaded for free at the journal's website, www.asj.upd.edu.ph. The issue contains the following articles, commentaries, reviews, and poems.