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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Musyawarah: The Official Newsletter of the UP Asian Center

Musyawarah: The Official Newsletter of the UP Asian Center

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Philippines and Asia: A Bibliography on Philippine Foreign Policy and Foreign Relations

Philippines and Asia: A Bibliography on Philippine Foreign Policy and Foreign Relations

Author: Gloria Fernandez, Rosita Perez, Sandra Repulda, and Normita G. Recto
Price: N/A | Availability: Out of Stock
Year of Publication: 1974


A Cold War Alliance: Philippine-South Korean Relations, 1948–1971

A Cold War Alliance: Philippine-South Korean Relations, 1948–1971

Author: Lily Ann Polo
Price: PhP 100 | Availability: In Stock
Year of Publication: 1984
TABLE OF CONTENTS • PREFACE and FOREWORDINTRODUCTION

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."


Development Diplomacy: Foreign Policy and Technology Transfer

Development Diplomacy: Foreign Policy and Technology Transfer

Author: Elisa Tible-Caoyonan
Price: PhP 100 | Availability: In Stock
Year of Publication: 1994
VIEW TABLE OF CONTENTS • INTRODUCTION

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."


Philippine-Iran Relations: 50 Years and Beyond

Philippine-Iran Relations: 50 Years and Beyond

Author: Henelito Sevilla, Jr., Ph.D. (Editor)
Price: Free (Online) | Availability: Online and Free
Year of Publication: 2017
TABLE OF CONTENTS • DOWNLOAD FREE

The book reflects on the diplomatic history, academic exchanges, and the cultural, political and developmental linkages between Iran and the Philippines.


The Philippines and South Korea: Strengthening the Partnership

The Philippines and South Korea: Strengthening the Partnership

Editor: Lily Ann Polo
Price: PhP 150 | Availability: In Stock
Year of Publication: 1998
TABLE OF CONTENTS • EDITOR'S INTRODUCTION

This book features the works of "Korean and Filipino scholars, government officials, representatives of government and private agencies and corporations concerned with contemporary Korean affairs and Philippine-South Korean relations." 


Turning the Page: Challenges for Divided Nations

Turning the Page: Challenges for Divided Nations

Editor: Lily Ann Polo
Price: PhP 100 • Availability: In stock
Year of Publication: 2004
TABLE OF CONTENTS • INTRODUCTION

This book takes "analyz[es] the parallel initiatives..by the governments and civil societies in the Philippines and South Korea to promote tolerance and understanding in the wake of threats to national stability in both Republics."


U.S. Military Bases in the Philippines: An Annotated Bibliography, 1947–1988

U.S. Military Bases in the Philippines: An Annotated Bibliography, 1947–1988

Compiled by: Elizabeth T. Urgel and Mamerta Q. Caguimbal
Price: PhP 100 | Availability: In Stock
Year of Publication: 1990
VIEW TABLE OF CONTENTS  •  READ INTRODUCTION

This book is a part of a series of annotated bibliographies on various topics of academic interest and national issues of current concern meant to be used by the public, government officials, policy planners and researchers


The West Philippine Sea: The Territorial and Maritime Jurisdiction Disputes from a Filipino Perspective

The West Philippine Sea: The Territorial and Maritime Jurisdiction Disputes from a Filipino Perspective

Authors: Aileen S.P. Baviera and Jay Batongbacal
Price: Free Online • Year of Publication: 2013
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The issues..."are framed from a Filipino perspective that focuses on information.. considered to be most important and of interest to citizens of this country, rather than information that may be highlighted by...foreign authors, organizations or governments. The contents are not intended as advocacy of any particular position or policy. 

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Alab: Mga Tula

Alab: Mga Tula

Author: Ed Maranan
Price: N/A | Availability: Out of Stock
Year of Publication: 1983


Badjaw: A Field Report

Badjaw: A Field Report

Author: Jose B. Sabalvaro and Mashur Bin-Ghalib Jundam
Price: N/A | Availability: Out of Stock
Year of Publication: 1978
TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION

This report is one attempt aimed at showing a general description of the various aspects of Badjaw life based on the field research conducted by PCAS Museum researchers in the different areas of Sulu in 1976.


The Chinese in the Philippines during the Japanese Occupation, 1942–1945

The Chinese in the Philippines during the Japanese Occupation, 1942–1945

Author: Antonio Tan
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Year of Publication: 1981


Diego Silang and the Origins of Philippine Nationalism

Diego Silang and the Origins of Philippine Nationalism

Author: David Routledge
Price: PhP 500 • Availability: In Stock
Year of Publication: 1979
PREFACE AND FOREWORD

"..Dr. Routledge...discusses...the Diego Silang rebellion within the context of the social, economic, and political conditions in the Ilocos region during the eighteenth century, and from the standpoint of today's theories regarding agrarian uprisings..."


Filipino Muslims: Their Social Institutions and Cultural Achievements

Filipino Muslims: Their Social Institutions and Cultural Achievements

Author: F. Landa Jocano
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Year of Publication: 1983
TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION

The papers in this volume were delivered as lectures at a special seminar held at the Asian Center, University of the Philippines, from July to September 1981

 


From Ayodhya to Pulo Agama-Niog: Rama's Journey to the Philippines

From Ayodhya to Pulo Agama-Niog: Rama's Journey to the Philippines

Author: Juan R. Francisco
Price: PhP 300 • Availability: In stock
Year of Publication: 1994
TABLE OF CONTENTSPREFACE AND FOREWORD

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 Hiligaynons: An Ethnography of Family and Community Life in Western Bisayas Region

The Hiligaynons: An Ethnography of Family and Community Life in Western Bisayas Region

Author: F. Landa Jocano
Price: N/A | Availability: Out of Stock
Year of Publication: 1983
TABLE OF CONTENTSFOREWORD and PREFACE

"The series is designed to highlight, holistically, the basic features of the commonly shared patterns of culture and institutions among the different groups that constitute Philippine society."


Maguindanaon

Maguindanaon

Author: Sahid S. Glang and Manuel M. Convocar
Price: N/A | Availability: Out of Stock
Year of Publication: 1978


The Ilocanos: An Ethnography of Family and Community Life in the Ilocos Region

The Ilocanos: An Ethnography of Family and Community Life in the Ilocos Region

Author: F. Landa Jocano
Price: N/A | Availability: Out of Stock
Year of Publication: 1982
TABLE OF CONTENTSFOREWORD AND PREFACE

This volume is one of a series of ethnographic reports on the traditional culture and social organization of the different lowland Philippine ethnic groups.

 


Innovative Development Processes in the Philippines: Case Studies

Innovative Development Processes in the Philippines: Case Studies

Editor: Serafin D. Talisayon
Price: PhP 150 | Availability: In Stock
Year of Publication: 1991
TABLE OF CONTENTS • INTRODUCTION

This book provides"valuable ideas, insights, and perspectives on how to create a conciliatory atmosphere in dealing with problems present in work settings."


Mandate in Moroland: The American Government of Muslim Filipinos, 1899-1920

Mandate in Moroland: The American Government of Muslim Filipinos, 1899-1920

Author: Peter Gowing
Price: N/A | Availability: Out of Stock
Year of Publication: 1977
TABLE OF CONTENTSFOREWORD and PREFACE

"It deals with the period of American governance.... from the initial establishment of the US. Military government up to the abolition of the Department of Mindanao and Sulu which was administered by an American civil governor."

 


Maranao

Maranao

Author: Paladan Badron and Manuel M. Convocar
Price: N/A | Availability: Out of Stock
Year of Publication: 1978


Pamamaraan: Indigenous Knowledge and Evolving Research Paradigms

Pamamaraan: Indigenous Knowledge and Evolving Research Paradigms

Editors: Teresita B. Obusan and Angelina R. Enriquez
Price: To be determined • Availability: Stocks_Unkown
Year of Publication: 1994
FOREWORD

"...The Filipino mananaliksik...relates to one's kapwa...as a kapwa-Filipino from whom one can understand the katutubong kaalaman ng ating bayan."


Pinatubo Negritos: Revisited

Pinatubo Negritos: Revisited

Author: Calixto L. Barrato, Jr. and Marvyn N. Benaning
Price: N/A | Availability: Out of Stock
Year of Publication: 1978


Philippine Society and Culture: Its Origins and Development

Philippine Society and Culture: Its Origins and Development

Author: No Author
Price: N/A | Availability: Out of Stock
Year of Publication: 1972


Philippine Evangelical Protestant and Independent Catholic Churches: An Historical Bibliography of Church Records, Publications, and Source Material Located in the Greater Manila Area

Philippine Evangelical Protestant and Independent Catholic Churches: An Historical Bibliography of Church Records, Publications, and Source Material Located in the Greater Manila Area

Compiled by: Robert R. Von Oeyen, Jr.
Price: PhP 100 | Availability: In Stock
Year of Publication: 1970
TABLE OF CONTENTS • INTRODUCTION

This book is "a bibliography of church records, publications, and other source materials relevant to the history and founding of the Philippine Evangelical Protestant and Independent Catholic Churches."


Philippine Prehistory: An Anthropological Overview of the Beginnings of Filipino Society and Culture

Philippine Prehistory: An Anthropological Overview of the Beginnings of Filipino Society and Culture

Author: F. Landa Jocano
Availability: Out of Print
Year of Publication: 1975
TABLE OF CONTENTS • PREFACE (1.7 MB) • INTRODUCTION (3.8 MB)

 "....It is in fact a pioneering attempt to bring together scattered facts about the prehistory of the Philippines, and project them against a new framework of analysis." 


The Politics of Marawi

The Politics of Marawi

Author: Teresita V. Benitez
Price: N/A | Availability: Out of Stock
Year of Publication: 1969
TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION

"The aim of this study is two-fold. First, to investigate the nature and operation of politics in the city and second, to examine its political structure and to understand how power is exercised."


The Re-Making of Filipino Foreign Policy

The Re-Making of Filipino Foreign Policy

Author: Benjamin Domingo
Price: N/A | Availability: Out of Stock
Year of Publication: 1993
TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION

"Filipino Foreign Policy had undergone a major change from the neocolonial years following the Second World War and ultimately gain a Filipino foreign policy that was “Filipino, free and far-seeing.”


Sama: A Field Report

Sama: A Field Report

Author: Mashur Bin-Ghalib Jundam
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Year of Publication: 1983
FOREWORD

"This preliminary field report on the Sama....intends to fill the information gap occuring between the Sama and the non-Sama Filipinos."


Space and Identity: Expressions in Culture, Arts and Society of the Muslims in the Philippines

Space and Identity: Expressions in Culture, Arts and Society of the Muslims in the Philippines

Author: Abraham P. Sakili
Price: PhP 700 | Availability: Out of Stock
Year of Publication: 2003
TABLE OF CONTENTS

This book "uses the concept and management of space in the culture of the Muslims of Mindanao as a point of reference of their visual arts, architecture, and culture as a whole." 


Sugbuanon Theatre from Sotto to Rodriguez and Kabahar: An Introduction to Pre-War Sugbuanon Drama

Sugbuanon Theatre from Sotto to Rodriguez and Kabahar: An Introduction to Pre-War Sugbuanon Drama

Author: Wilhelmina Ramas
Price: N/A | Availability: Out of Stock
Year of Publication: 1982
TABLE OF CONTENTSFOREWORD

"This work concerns itself with the vernacular theatre from 1902 to 1941—the period of the first shining of the Sugbuanon stage."

 


Tausug : A Field Report

Tausug : A Field Report

Author: Mashur Bin-Ghalib Jundam and Jose B. Sabalvaro.
Price: N/A | Availability: Out of Stock
Year of Publication: 1978


Tinguian: A Field Report

Tinguian: A Field Report

Author: Joseph R. Fortin and Leon Rico, Jr., and edited by Marvyn N. Benaning
Price: N/A | Availability: Out of Stock
Year of Publication: 1978
TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION

Much of the materials used in this Field Report comes from direct contact in 1976 with hundreds of Tinguian who continue to inhabit the hinterlands of Abra.


Towards a Two-Tier Model of the Development Planning System

Towards a Two-Tier Model of the Development Planning System

Author: Candido Filio
Price: N/A | Availability: Out of Stock
Year of Publication: 1985


Yakan: A Field Report

Yakan: A Field Report

Author: Mashur Bin-Ghalib Jundam
Price: To be determined • Availability: Stocks_Unkown
Year of Publication: 1983
FOREWORD

"This Field Report is the result of firsthand research among the Yakan of Basilan in Southern Philippines."

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The ASEAN Chambers of Commerce and Industry: Partnership in Regional Economic Development

The ASEAN Chambers of Commerce and Industry: Partnership in Regional Economic Development

Author: Elizabeth T. Urgel
Price: Php 100 | Availability: In Stock
Year of Publication: 1994
TABLE OF CONTENTS • INTRODUCTION
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." 

East Asian Popular Culture: Philippine Perspectives

East Asian Popular Culture: Philippine Perspectives

Editor: Michiyo Yoneno-Reyes
Price: PhP 250 | Availability: Out of print but free PDF
Year of Publication: 2013
TABLE OF CONTENTS • EDITOR’S INTRODUCTIONFREE PDFs

This book contains articles on Japanese and Korean pop culture, offering interdisciplinary analyses of manga, films, TV dramas, and music and examining how these cultural forms are consumed in a Philippine context.


Going Global: Asian Societies on the Cusp of Change

Going Global: Asian Societies on the Cusp of Change

Editor: Armando Malay, Jr.
Price: PhP 150 • Availability: In stock
Year of Publication: 2001
TABLE OF CONTENTS • INTRODUCTION

".....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."


Indochina: A Region in Transition

Indochina: A Region in Transition

Editor: Milagros Espinas
Price: PhP 100 | Availability: In Stock
Year of Publication: 1995
TABLE OF CONTENTS • INTRODUCTION • SAMPLE: Nguyen Khac Vien: The Itinerary of a Marxist Intellectual

This book is a collection of the papers presented during the first conference on Indochina on 1-2 September 1993.


Resources for Asian Studies in Selected Libraries in the Greater Manila Area: A Survey

Resources for Asian Studies in Selected Libraries in the Greater Manila Area: A Survey

Author:  Violeta Encarnacion
Price: N/A | Availability: Out of Stock
Year of Publication: 1973


Nationalism in Search of Ideology: The Indonesian Nationalist Party, 1946-1965

Nationalism in Search of Ideology: The Indonesian Nationalist Party, 1946-1965

Author: Joel Rocamora
Price: PhP 150 • Availability: In stock
Year of Publication: 1975
TABLE OF CONTENTS • INTRODUCTION

"...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....which led to the calamitous events of late 1965 and early 1966." 


Regional Security in East Asia: Challenges to Cooperation and Community Building

Regional Security in East Asia: Challenges to Cooperation and Community Building

Editor: Aileen S.P. Baviera
Price: PhP 150 | Availability: Out of print
Year of Publication: 2008
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The "present collection of essays looks beyond the ASEAN security community that Amitav Acharya, Jurgen Haacke, and Rizal Sukma among others problematize to explore the possibility that a broader East Asian security community might also come into being in the future."


Southeast Asian Studies in Asia: An Assessment

Southeast Asian Studies in Asia: An Assessment

Editors: Milagros Espinas, Armando Malay, Jr. and Aileen S.P. Baviera
Price: PhP 150 • Availability: Out of stock
Year of Publication: 2003
TABLE OF CONTENTS • SUMMARY REPORT

"...the development of Southeast Asian Studies in East Asia is uneven, with some...institutions devoting more resources... certain fields of study are more emphasized..., and areas of research focus defined in varying degrees.... 


Society and Culture: The Asian Heritage, Festschrift for Juan R. Francisco

Society and Culture: The Asian Heritage, Festschrift for Juan R. Francisco

Editors: Artemio Palongpalong and Sylvano Mahiwo
Price: PhP 150 • Availability: In stock
Year of Publication: 1999
TABLE OF CONTENTS and INTRODUCTION

This book "consists of articles contributed by scholars who are well-known in their areas of specialization. The articles can be divided into two categories: those dealing with the Philippines, and those covering other Asian countries."


The Third Force in South Vietnam, 1968–1975

The Third Force in South Vietnam, 1968–1975

Author: Armando Malay, Jr. 
Price: PhP 100 | Availability: In Stock
Year of Publication: 1993
TABLE OF CONTENTS • PREFACE and CHAPTER 1: Origins and Definitions

This book reconstitutes "the elusive and sometimes baffling circumstances of the evolution of the so-called Third Force...across a geographical and cultural distance." 

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