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


Abstracts/submissions are now open for the 4th SEASIA Biennial Conference 2022, which will be held from 9 to 11 June 2022 at the National Research and Innovation Agency in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The Japanese Studies Association in Southeast Asia (JSA) will hold its 7th Biennial International e-Conference—themed Southeast Asia and Japan: Bonds and Connections towards 2030—from 15 –17 December 2021 via Zoom and on Philippine Standard Time (GMT + 8). The event is free and open to the public. Registration is open until 3 December 2021, but registration and signing-in to a Zoom account is required. 

The Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman is organizing a conference, "Scripts in Asia: c. 1500–2000," which will be held—via Zoom—from 27 to 28 April 2021.