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

Add to your knowledge of Philippine history under the Spanish colonial period with these articles from past issues of Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia, published since 1963 by the UP Asian Center.

Some articles discuss the socio-political and historical developments. Others look into the Filipino uprisings against the Spaniards. A few tackle Philippine relations with other countries.

Philippine Historical Documents in the National Archives of Mexico 

     Asian Studies 4:1 (1966)

Philippine Masonry to 1890 

     John N. SCHUMACHER • Asian Studies 4:2 (1966)

Guardia de Honor: Revitalization within the Revolution 

     David STURTEVANT • Asian Studies 4:2 (1966)

Dutch Relations with the Philippines: A Survey of Sources in the General State Archives, The Hague, Netherlands 

     M.P.H. ROESSINGH • Asian Studies 5:2 (1967)

A Proto-Political Peasant Movement in Spanish Philippines: The Cofradia de San Jose and the Tayabas Rebellion of 1841 

     David SWEET • Asian Studies 8:1 (1970)

General Artemio Ricarte y Garcia: a Filipino Nationalist 

     Maria Pilar S. LUNA • Asian Studies 9:2 (1971)

The Cursillo Movement: Its Impact on Philippine Society 

     Purificacion G. BAUTISTA • Asian Studies 10:2 (1972)

The Encomienda in Early Philippine Colonial History 

     Eric ANDERSON • Asian Studies 14:2 (1976)

The Spanish-Defined Separatismo in Taal, 1895-96: A Prologue to a Revolution 

     Manuelito RECTO • Asian Studies 14:2 (1976)

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The de Manila a Dagupan

     Michael GONZALES • Asian Studies 17 (1979)

A Comparison between the Taxation Systems in the Philippines under Spanish rule and Indonesia under Dutch Rule during the 19th Century 

     Willem WOLTERS • Asian Studies 21 (1983)

Dutch Relations with the Philippines, 1600-1800 

     M. ROESSIGNH • Asian Studies 21 (1983)

The Inquilinos of Cavite and Class Structure in the Late 19th Century 

     Soledad BUHLER • Asian Studies 21 (1983)

Nationalism in 19th-Century Manila 

     Romeo CRUZ • Asian Studies 28 (1990)

Apolinario Mabini and the Establishment of the National Church 

Aurora ROXAS-LIM • Asian Studies 35 (1999)

The Trade Mission to Siam in 1718 in the Context of Filipinas-Siam Relations and Southeast Asian History 

      Ferdinand LLANES • Asian Studies 35 (1999)

Maria Clara and the Market: Women and Change in 19th-Century Philippines 

     Norman OWEN • Asian Studies 36:1 (2000)

From Cádiz to La Liga: The Spanish Context of Rizal's Political Thought

     George ASENIERO • Asian Studies 49:1 (2013)

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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. The Asian Center also publishes Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia.