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


Arthur Bryan C. Mariano

Mr. Mariano has been practicing librarianship in UP Diliman for nine (9) years. Before joining UP, he worked in various libraries and information centers for four (4) years. As acting head librarian, he is in-charge of the Asian Center Library's core activities and operations. He obtained his Bachelor's in Library and Information Science and Librarian's License in 2009 and is currently undertaking his Master's in Library and Information Science.

Michelle Deloria

Ms. Deloria is an Education Research Assistant 1 assigned to the Asian Center Library.

Alessandra Guimba

Ms. Guimba is taking up her MA in Library Science at the School of Library and Information Sciences at the University of the Philippines. She obtained her librarian's license in 2008.

Mary Faith Rayel

Ms. Rayel is an Administrative Assistant assigned to help in the technical and user eduation services of the Asian Center library. She is a graduate of Bachelor of Elementary Education.

Jonjon Katigbak

Mr Katigbak assists in various activities and projects of the Asian Center library.

The Asian Center offers M.A. degrees in Asian Studies with four fields of specialization: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and West Asia. The Center also has an M.A. program in Philippine Studies that allows students to major in Philippine society and culture, Philippine foreign relations, or Philippine development studies. The Center offers a Ph.D. program in Philippine Studies in conjunction with the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy. For an overview of these graduate programs, click here. The Asian Center also publishes Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia, the latest issue of which can be downloaded at the journal's website. For other news and upcoming events at the Asian Center, click here.