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 conference, “Sabang: Early Southeast Asian-European Intercultural Encounters,” — to be held via Zoom from 18 to 20 March 2021— will look at early modern Philippine history in its global and Southeast Asian context.

As part of International Women's Day, the Asian Center would like to showcase the various articles on women, gender, and sexuality that it has published since 1963. All the PDFs of the article are available for FREE.

The Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman will be holding—via Zoom—the international conference, “Sabang: Early Southeast Asian-European Intercultural Encounters” from 18– 20 March 2021. 

The Search Committee for the Deanship of the Asian Center shall receive nominations from 8 am of 1 March 2021 to 5 pm of 19 March 2021. Please submit the following documents in electronic copies with signatures affixed.

The articles in this EDSA issue reflect on the events of 1986 and their legacy just a few years later, and offers contemporaneous views of how EDSA 1986 was perceived, and makes for interesting reflections on how such analyses, hopes, fears, and dreams have fared more than three decades years later.