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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Thanks to a stunning design “inspired by the Buddhist deity of diseases and epidemics,” the UP Asian Center brought home 3rd place at the University of the Philippines Diliman’s annual Lantern Parade, which was held on 21 December 2021.

The UP Asian Center will be hosting a webinar via Zoom, “Trajectory of Renewable Energy in the Philippines” on 8 January 2022,  2:00 pm (Philippine Standard Time, GMT + 8). 

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 UP Asian Center will be hosting a webinar via Zoom, “Political Demography of South Korea: Generational Conflicts, Gender Politics, Regionalism, Anti-Americanism, and ‘Netizens’” on 8 December 2021,  9:00 am–11:30 am (Philippine Standard Time, GMT + 8).

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).