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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As part of the University of the Philippines’ compliance with the enhanced community quarantine amidst the rising cases of CoVid-19, the faculty and staff of the UP Asian Center will be working from home from 17 March 2020 to 14 April 2020.

As a preventive and safety measure to the current situation on COVID-19, the Asian Center Library will be CLOSED effective Monday, March 16, 2020 until further notice.

Starting March 2020, Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia will be using ScholarOne Manuscripts to receive manuscripts, contact reviewers, communicate with authors, and document each step of the publication process.

The UP Asian Center and the Center for People Empowerment in Governance will hold a public lecture, VFA Termination: New Strategic Moves? by Ericson Baculinao on 2 March 2020, 2 pm–4 pm, UP Asian Center, Diliman, Quezon City.

The UP Asian Center will be holding the public forum, “People’s Mobility in the Time of CoVid-2019,” on 21 February 2020, 1–4:30 pm, at the UP Asian Center, QC. The event is free and open to the public.