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

Free Publications: Summaries and Excerpts

This section features summaries or excerpts of books, book chapters, or articles that are written by Asian Center faculty and staff, but whose full versions are not readily available to the public.

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 An article entitled “Loyalty on Trial: Chinese-Filipinos and the West Philippine Sea Dispute," by Dr. Tina S. Clemente of the UP Asian Center, was recently published as a chapter in the book Precarious Belongings: Affect and Nationalism in Asia, edited by Chih-ming Wang and Daniel PS Goh. 

An article, “Territorial and Maritime Disputes in the West Philippine Sea: Foreign Policy Choices and their Impact on Domestic Stakeholders” by Professor Aileen Baviera of the UP Asian Center has been published in the peer-reviewed journal, Public Policy.

In “Political dynasties in the Philippines: Persistent patterns, perennial problems,” South East Asia Research, Vol. 24 (3), 2016, Dr. Eduardo C. Tadem and Dr. Teresa S. Encarnacion Tadem, “examine[s] the general nature of Philippine political dynasties, the reasons for their continuing existence and their adverse impact on the country” (328). It is noted that “following independence in 1946, the story of the political family is one of remarkable resilience facilitated by a combination of militarisation and economic diversification” (330).

The Domestic Mediations of China’s Influence in the Philippines” by Professor Aileen S. P. Baviera of the UP Asian Center was published in Rising China's Influence in Developing Asia, edited by Evelyn Goh and published in 2016 by Oxford University Press.