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 Asian Center Blog, provisionally titled such, features the following content, including but not limited to: excerpts of reviews of books, essays, films, and other Asia-related media from third-party websites; reviews of such content from Asian Center staff or faculty; announcements of Asian Studies conferences, etc. 

Please note that by posting third-party content, the UP Asian Center does not necessarily entail an endorsement of, or agreement with (or otherwise) said content and/or its creators, organizers, publishers, and the like. Neither are the views expressed in such content necessarily a representation of the views of the UP Asian Center or its faculty or staff. They are featured here as Asian Studies-related material and are posted solely for information-dissemination purposes. 


 

The Asian Center has 12 full-time faculty whose expertise in various disciplines dovetails with the Asian Center's interdisciplinary thrust as an area studies institution. They specialize in any of four regions (and specific countries therein): Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and West Asia.

The Asian Center has twelve (12) full-time faculty and several lecturers whose expertise dovetails with the Asian Center's interdisciplinary thrust. Our teaching staff come from and specialize on various disciplines—gender, political science, sociology, history, political economy, international relations, economics, development, agrarian studies, regionalism, ASEAN, foreign policy, migration, cultural studies, and Philippine art and dance. And they conduct research on a broad range of political, economic, social and cultural issues that affect Asian societies. Visit the faculty profiles here

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Download abridged versions of papers presented at a policy forum, "Making Investments Work: Paradigms, Patterns, Prospects" which was held on 24 November 2016, Balay Kalinaw, University of the Philippines Diliman.

Thees policy briefs discuss the challenges confronted by Philippine political economy and examine the nature of and the role played by foreign investments in the country. They tackle the following questions: What is the pattern of foreign investment flows in the Philippines and how does this compare with that of other Southeast Asian emerging economies? How do foreign and domestic businesses interact? What is the role of policy in directing investments toward industries in which the country needs to build competitive advantage? What are the kinds of investments needed in the Philippines that will contribute toward the attainment of inclusive and sustainable development?

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This section features abstracts and/or PDFs of MA theses done in the Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman. This list, under construction, covers research produced from 2013 onwards. View a list of theses from 1963 to 2012

This section features abstracts and/or PDFs dissertations done in the Tricollege Ph.D. Philippine Studies Program. This list, under construction, covers research produced from 2013 onwards. View a list of theses from 1963 to 2012

Over the years, the UP Asian Center has taken on research projects.

The UP Asian Center rents out its (1) auditorium, (1) seminar room, and three (3) exhibit halls for various events.

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The Asian Center trains country and area specialists through its degree programs in Asian and Philippine Studies. By producing a core of country and area specialists, the Asian Center hopes to serve the needs of government personnel and private sector entrepreneurs and managers, in the process engaging the nation in the discourse of the community of nations. Reinforcing the degree programs, the Center designs and implements short-term educational and training packages for public and private sector clients.

The Asian Center offers graduate programs in Asian Studies and in Philippine Studies. Scroll below to read an overview of the programs, including the requirements for each.

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Forging a New Philippine Foreign Policy (FNPFP) features research papers, commentaries, analyses, and updates on different Philippine foreign-policy related news, covering the country's relations with various and regions of the world.  A project by the Asian Center, it also publishes a monitor on upcoming, ongoing, or recently concluded researches, publications, and events such as lectures and conferences sponsored by various institutions. FNPFP is also part of a research program, Thematic Assessment of Philippine Foreign Relations, funded by the University of the Philippines Diliman. 

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