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.
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.
The UP Asian Center and the Center for People Empowerment in Governance will hold a public lecture, VFA Termination: New Strategic Moves? by Ericson Baculinao on 2 March 2020, 2 pm–4 pm, UP Asian Center, Diliman, Quezon City.
The UP Asian Center will be holding the public forum, “People’s Mobility in the Time of CoVid-2019,” on 21 February 2020, 1–4:30 pm, at the UP Asian Center, QC. The event is free and open to the public.
The UP Asian Center will be holding a special lecture and debriefing seminar on Japanese society and culture on 20 February 2020, 1 pm–4 pm, UP Asian Center. QC.
The UP Asian Center will be holding a public forum, Conflict in West Asia: Implications on Philippine Labor Migration, on 31 January 2020, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm at the UP Asian Center, QC. The event is free and open to the public.