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

As a preventive and safety measure to the current situation on COVID-19, the Asian Center Library will be CLOSED effective Monday, March 16, 2020 until further notice.

Overdue books may be returned upon service resumption. The Asian Center Library waives all fines for overdue materials due beginning March 10, 2020 and until normal/onsite service resumes.

Students are encouraged to use UPD Remote Access via EZPROXY to access electronic resources off-campus. Just visit: ezproxy.upd.edu.ph/login and login using your DILNET account. For those who need retrieve access to their DILNET accounts, you may visit: https://accounts.upd.edu.ph/ or email the University Computer Center at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Feel free to contact the Asian Center Library with any questions. You may send us a message on Facebook (Asian Center Library) or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance.

At the same time, in compliance with a memorandum from the Office of the University President, certain services of the Asian Center will be delivered on a work-from-home basis, including but not limited to response to inquiries. Please refer to the Office Directory for the email addresses of the respective offices: Offices of the Dean, College Secretary, Information, Research and Publications, Rentals, etc.

Thank you and stay safe and healthy everyone.

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.