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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Eighteen students—eleven from the MA programs of the UP Asian Center and seven from the Tricollege PhD Philippine Studies Program—took part in Recognition and Graduation Day ceremonies held on 24 June 2018 at the GT-Toyota Asian Center Auditorium, Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman. 

The Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman is looking for one (1) editorial associate for its Information and Publications Office, including the editorial office of Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia. 

The program aims to provide an opportunity to share Korea’s experiences on continuous economic growth as well as efforts on sustainable national development, which can help other countries avoid falling into what is commonly referred to as the middle-income trap.

The title of the presentation was “Somewhere Between Area, Empire, and Transnation: The Transformation of Area Studies in the 21st Century" and given at the 2018 International Conference of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Busan University of Foreign Studies, held from 11 to 12 May 2018 at the Busan University of Foreign Studies, Busan, Republic of Korea.