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, “Indigenous Peoples’ Struggles for Self-determination and the Environment in the Philippines and Myanmar” on 24 April 2019, 1:30 – 4:00 pm, UP Asian Center, Quezon City. The event is free and open to the public.

The UP Asian Center will be a holding a public forum, “Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges: ASEAN’s Way Forward” on 3 May 2019, 1 – 5 pm at the UP Asian Center, Quezon City. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served. Walk-ins are welcome, but participants are encouraged to sign up.

[Cancelled due to earthquake] Join a yoga session, learn about classical Indian dance, and enjoy traditional Indian cuisine at “Maza-Ya: A Celebration of Indian Culture” which will be held on 23 April 2019, 2 pm – 5 pm at the UP Asian Center, Quezon City.

The UP Asian Center is looking for one (1) University Research Associate II. This is a position with item number UNIRA2-237-1998, and with Salary Grade 14-1. Deadline of applications is on 15 April 2019.

The UP Asian Center now welcomes applications to its graduate programs on Asian Studies and on Philippines for the first semester, Academic Year 2019–2020, which starts in August 2019. Application period is from 1 April – 30 April 2019.