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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Discover classical Indian dance from dancer and choreographer Amrita Lahiri on 25 January 2019, 3:00 pm–5:00 pm, at the UP Asian Center, Quezon City. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served, but participants are encouraged to sign up.

The Consortium of the Southeast Asian Studies in Asia welcomes paper and panels for the biennial Southeast Asian Studies in Asia Conference (SEASIA 2019), with the theme “Change and Resistance: Future Directions of Southeast Asia,” on 5 to 7 December 2019 at the Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.

The UP Asian Center will be holding the 17th Annual International Conference on Japan Studies, with the theme “Japan: Age in a Time of Precariousness, on 1-2 February 2019 at the Casa Real de Iloilo, Iloilo City.

The UP Asian Center will be holding a lecture, “Transpacific Insights on the Meiji Restoration and Japanese Culture: The American Thirst for Japanese Green Tea,” on 12 December 2018, Wednesday, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the UP Asian Center, QC.

The graduate students of Philippine Studies 201 at the UP Asian Center are organizing an exhibit, Reconnecting Butuan and the Asia-Pacific: History, Heritage and Identity from 28 to 29 November 2018 at the UP Asian Center, QC.