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 UP Asian Center are calling Japan Majors of the UP Asian Center to participate in the “2022 Experience Japan: K. Matsushita Foundation Japan Study Tour.” Deadline of submissions is on 30 August 2022, 5:00 PM. Authors of selected outstanding essays will join an all-expense paid study tour in the Kansai area of Japan in December 2022.

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    The UP Asian Center and Tri-College PhD Philipine Studies Program will be holding the 2022 Commencement Exercises on 30 July 2022, 2:00 pm, Philippine Standard Time (GMT+8), at the GT-Toyota, Asian Center (on-site) and via Zoom. The on-site event is exclusive to graduates and their guests. Registration to Zoom is required for online attendees.

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    For IMMEDIATE HIRING: The Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman is looking for one (1) full-time non-UP contractual Research Assistant for the Academic Program Improvement Project. The research assistant will serve as a member of the project staff from August to December 2022 (5 months).

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