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 Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman will be holding an International Conference via Zoom  "Scripts in Asia: c. 1500–2000," from April 27 to 28, 2021.

The UP Asian Center is saddened to report the passing of Dr. Mario I. Miclat, former dean (2009–2011) and Professor of the UP Asian Center. He was 71.

We are inviting everyone to participate in the Public Forum on the Search for the Next Asian Center Dean on 06 April 2021 (Tuesday) from 8:00 am–10:00 a.m via Zoom.

The Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman welcomes abstracts for an international conference, "Scripts in Asia: c. 1500–2000," which will be held—via Zoom—from 27 to 28 April 2021. No submission fees.

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.