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

Books and Monographs @ UP Asian Center

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Author: Lily Ann Polo
Price: PhP 100 | Availability: In Stock
Year of Publication: 1984
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This publication is part of a monograph series published by the UP Asian Center. The work covers "the initial establishment of relations between the Philippines and the South Korean Republic in 1948, to the period f a trend towards the multi-polarization in the East Asian region in the 1970s."

Author: Elizabeth T. Urgel
Price: Php 100 | Availability: In Stock
Year of Publication: 1994
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This book aims to "paint in broad outlines the main features of ACCI, to indicate its principal achievements, shortcomings and problems, and to identify the opportunities that lie before it." 

Author: Elisa Tible-Caoyonan
Price: PhP 100 | Availability: In Stock
Year of Publication: 1994
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This book determines "how technology transfer as an activity of development diplomacy can help promote development. It is based on the premise that foreign policy in general, or development diplomacy, in particular, affects the economy."

Editor: Michiyo Yoneno-Reyes
Price: PhP 250 | Availability: Out of stock
Year of Publication: 2013
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This book is a compilation of nine articles on Japanese, Korean and Chinese pop culture, offering interdisciplinary analyses of manga, films, TV dramas, and music and examining how these cultural forms are consumed and experienced in a Philippine context. 

Author: Juan R. Francisco
Price: PhP 100 • Availability: In stock
Year of Publication: 1994
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This book "traces the journey of the Ramayana from India to the Philippines and other parts of Southeast Asia. [It] brings out how the story... changed as the epic journeyed beyond India under the influence of the local cultural ethos in different countries. The interpretations of the Ramayana....demonstrated how the...peoples of our region have assimilated each other's culture and traditions over the centuries." 

Editor: Armando Malay, Jr.
Price: PhP 150 • Availability: In stock

Year of Publication: 2001
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This book is a collective writing project "in the waning years of the 20th century, that convergence of vivid psychological and historical moments were seemingly constitutive of the spirit, if not the substance of a radically difference social order in most human communities the world over."

Editor: Milagros Espinas
Price: PhP 100 | Availability: In Stock
Year of Publication: 1995
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This book is a collection of the papers presented during the first conference on Indochina on 1-2 September 1993 and published "with the hope of generating greater awareness on Indochina and the impact of these emerging states on regional affairs.

Editor: Serafin D. Talisayon
Price: PhP 150 | Availability: In Stock
Year of Publication: 1991
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This book provides"valuable ideas, insights, and perspectives on how to create a conciliatory atmosphere in dealing with problems present in work settings."

Author(s): Manuel Montes, Jerik Cruz, Josef Yap, and Luis Dumlao
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Year of Publication: 2017
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 The briefs, which can viewed online or downloaded as PDFs for free, represent abridged versions of three papers presented during the forum, "Making Investments Work: Paradigms, Patterns, Prospects,” which was held on 24 November 2016 at Balay Kalinaw, University of the Philippines Diliman.

Author: Joel Rocamora
Price: PhP 150 • Availability: In stock
Year of Publication: 1975
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This book is based from Joel Rocamora's doctoral thesis for Cornell University where he arguesthat "any serious study of the Guided Democracy period must take into account the role, not only of the Partai Komunis Indonesia (PKI), but also of the other parties, in creating the conditions of intensified conflict and generalized tension which led to the calamitous events of late 1965 and early 1966."