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 organizing a roundtable, Southeast Asia and Industry 4.0, on 11 November, 9 am to 11 am, ASEAN Hall, UP Asian Center, QC. The roundtable is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served, but participants are encouraged to sign up.

The UP Asian Center will hold a public lecture, “How Do Elite University Students in ASEAN Look at their Asian Neighbors?:The Asian Student Survey 2013-2018,on 13 November 2019, 3 pm–5 pm at the UP Asian Center, QC.

The UP Asian Center will hold a public lecture, “South Sulawesi, Indonesia as a Field of Historical Study,” on 13 November 2019, 5–7 pm at the Japan Hall, UP Asian Center, QC.

The UP Asian Center will be holding the roundtable-book launch of Power and Knowledge in Southeast Asia: State and Scholars in Indonesia and the Philippines  on 12 November 2019 at the UP Asian Center, QC. The event is free and open to the public.

The UP Asian Center will hold a free screening of the documentary, “Encounters with Silence,” on 13 November 2019, 2:30–4 pm, at the ASEAN Hall, UP Asian Center, QC. A discussion on the film’s topic, the “lonely death” in Japan, will follow the screening.