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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Professor Aurora Roxas-Lim, former dean of the Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman, passed away on 16 November 2020. She was 84.

The UP Asian Center will be holding a virtual launch of the Dr. Peter Boomgaard Southeast Asian Collection on 25 November 2020, 5 pm. The event is free and open to the public.

A special lecture, "Finding Intimacy in Asian History: Notes on Pain and Pleasure" is one of the highlights of the virtual launch of the Dr. Peter Boomgaard Southeast Asian Collection on 25 November 2020, 5 pm.

With the theme “Zealously Cultivating Ideas, Ceaselessly Inspiring Minds Across Asia,” the UP Asian Center will be holding a series of webinars and activities this November as part of its 65th anniversary celebration. The events are free and open to the public.

The UP Asian Center will be holding the webinar, “Pagkalalaki at Maka-Diyos: A Dialogical Look at Masculinity and Religiosity among Filipino Males” on 18 November 2020, Wednesday, at 10 am (Philippine time) via Zoom.