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 is looking for one (1) University Research Associate II. This is a position with item number UNIRA2-237-1998, and with Salary Grade 14-1. Deadline of applications is on 15 April 2019.

The UP Asian Center now welcomes applications to its graduate programs on Asian Studies and on Philippines for the first semester, Academic Year 2019–2020, which starts in August 2019. Application period is from 1 April – 30 April 2019.

The UP Asian Center will be organizing a public lecture, International Marriages of Southeast Asian Women: Emerging Trends and Issues, on 8 April 2019, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, at the Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The UP Samahan ng Mag-Aaral ng Asya (SAMA)—the student organization of the UP Asian Center—will be holding elections for its next batch of officers from 24 to 30 April 2019. Filing of candidacies runs from 27 March 2019 to 6 April 2019, and campaign period opens 8 April 2019 and ends 23 April 2019.

Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia, a peer-reviewed journal published since 1963 by the Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman, welcomes original contributions in the form of full-length research articles, reviews, commentaries and documents, literary writings, and travel narratives.