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

Asian Center Faculty: Showcasing Interdisciplinary Expertise

The Asian Center has 12 full-time faculty whose expertise dovetails with the Asian Center's interdisciplinary thrust. Our teaching staff come from and specialize on various disciplines. The Center has no department (Department of Southeast Asian studies), but we do have faculty that specialize in any of four regions or countries: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and West Asia. View a list of lecturers @ UP Asian Center. 

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Professor (On Sabbatical Leave until 31 July 2019)

Ph.D. in Political Science, University of the Philippines Diliman
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Contemporary China studies • China-Southeast Asia relations • Asia-Pacific security • Territorial and maritime disputes • Regional integration

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in International Studies, Waseda University
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Contemporary Japan Studies • Japan-Philippine Relations • Filipino Migration to Japan • Japan and Southeast Asia • Family and Youth Studies 

Associate Professor

Ph.D. in Economics, School of Economics, University of the Philippines Diliman
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China Studies • Chinese in the Philippines • Philippine Economic History • Development Studies 

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in Sociology, Xavier University
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Religion and development • Mindanao studies • Indigenous people, culture and development • Southeast Asian studies

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in Philippine Studies, University of the Philippines Diliman
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Resistance literature • Marxist/postcolonial studies • Testimonial writings

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in Sociomedical Sciences/Anthropology, Columbia University
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Medical anthropology • globalization and the political economy of health • gender and sexuality • religion and secularism • history and anthropology of science and medicine

Assistant Professor; Assistant to the Dean for Research and Publications

Ph.D. in Political Science and International Relations, Yonsei University
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Korean Studies • Filipino migration to Korea • Environmental politics •  Korea and Southeast Asia 

Associate Professor

Ph.D. in Political Science, City University of New York Graduate Center
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Political economy of late development • Southeast Asian Studies • comparative political institutions • globalization and IPE • identity politics and conflict studies

Professor

Doctor of Law in Political Science, Kyoto University
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Politics • performance studies • Japan and Southeast Asia • Sama-Bajau studies

Dean and Associate Professor

Ph.D. in South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore
Room 201, Hall of Wisdom • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Indian studies • migration studies • Philippine culture and society • maritime history  • Southeast Asian political economy

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in International Relations, University of Tehran, 2008
Room 105, Hall of Wisdom • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mindanao • PH-Middle East relations • political economy of the Middle East • Energy security in Asia • Persian Gulf security • Middle Easterners in the Philippines

Associate Professor, College Secretary

MA in Asian Studies, University of the Philippines Diliman
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West Asia • Iraq • Philippine studies • development studies